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No punishment for Briatore or Symonds? 18th September 2009, 18:50

An (un-bylined) article in the Daily Express suggests Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds may go unpunished for their role in the Renault crash scandal. Having left Renault, Briatore and Symonds are no longer represented by a licence holder, and so cannot be punished: Although the Council have unlimited power when it comes to imposing a […]

Singha back Red Bull, but for how long?

Mixing Red Bull and beer might not sound like a good idea, but the team has joined Brawn in announcing a new alcohol sponsor. Thai brand Singha will put its logos on Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel’s race suits and cars for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. But alcohol sponsorship deals in F1 could […]

Did more foul play by Renault scupper Schumacher in the 2006 title decider?

Following Renault’s admission that Nelson Piquet Jnr crashed during the Singapore Grand Prix last year to help Fernando Alonso win, you have to wonder whether anything similar has happened before. In the 2006 title-decider at Interlagos, Michael Schumacher’s slim title chances were ruined when he made contact with Alonso’s then team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella. Did Flavio […]

F1 links: Piquet after Briatore, not Alonso

Nelson Piquet the elder has come out fighting about the possibility of taking Flavio Briatore on in court, but has clarified his comments regarding any involvement by Fernando Alonso in the Renault crash scandal. I suspect many of you are, like myself, suffering from ‘crashgate fatigue’, so for something different check out David Tremayne’s interview […]