Alonso praises Briatore after podium

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Earlier in the weekend Fernando Alonso was doing everything he could to rebuff questions about the scandal he and Renault were embroiled in.

But having taken a fine and controversy-free third place at Singapore, Alonso decided to dedicate his podium to the pariah of the paddock, Flavio Briatore:

I dedicate this podium to Flavio – he is at home but he is part of the success we had today.
Fernando Alonso

He was also part of the success they had at this race last year. It’s as a clear a statement you could ask for that Alonso is utterly unrepentant about the way he benefitted from Nelson Piquet Jnr crashing last year on Briatore’s orders.

Will Renault’s new management choose to distance themselves from his remarks? Is this a sign Alonso is on his way out of Renault and doesn’t care what they think about him? Have your say in the comments.

Singapore Grand Prix