Piquet Jnr: Massa blames me for lost championship

Posted on | Author Cari Jones

Nelson Piquet Junior has revealed that Felipe Massa still blames him for his lost 2008 Drivers? Championship. Massa came within a point of winning the season and was leading the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix when Piquet Jnr deliberately crashed, bringing out the safety car. When much of the field took the opportunity to pit there … Continue reading Piquet Jnr: Massa blames me for lost championship

Michael Schumacher beats Buemi and Piquet in kart race (Pictures & video)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher hasn’t lost his appetite for racing – he was in action in Las Vegas last weekend taking on some of the top young kart racers and two of this year’s F1 drivers. F1 Fanatic reader Jan Stahl was at the SKUSA SuperNationals XIII kart event where Schumacher was competing along with Sebastien Buemi … Continue reading Michael Schumacher beats Buemi and Piquet in kart race (Pictures & video)

Who is Renault’s “Witness X”?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The FIA has formally published the widely-leaked evidence relating to Renault’s Singapore trial, along with various other documents including a 76-minute recording of the discussion at yesterday’s World Motor Sports Council meeting. The material can be downloaded from the FIA website. Although there isn’t much in the documents that hasn’t already been made public, there … Continue reading Who is Renault’s “Witness X”?

Should the FIA have offered Pat Symonds immunity – and will he take it?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

A surprising and quite telling development in the FIA’s investigation into the Renault Singapore crash came today as the governing body extended its offer of immunity to Pat Symonds. The clear implication is the FIA believe Symonds know more than he has told them so far – and suspicion will inevitably fall on the next … Continue reading Should the FIA have offered Pat Symonds immunity – and will he take it?

Piquet-Renault scandal: more new evidence and complaints about leaks

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Since Nelson Piquet Jnr’s statement leaked online yesterday the story has exploded, commanding back-page coverage on many of Britain’s daily papers and dominating the build-up to the Italian Grand Prix. There are accusations of blackmail, complaints about the media’s handling of the story, more material appearing online and statements flying around. Here’s a quick summary … Continue reading Piquet-Renault scandal: more new evidence and complaints about leaks

Did Piquet crash on purpose? (Poll)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

After the Singapore Grand Prix last year there were some people who asked if Nelson Piquet Jnr crashed deliberately but many others – myself included – who rubbished the idea. But the FIA believes it is worth investigating and has launched a World Motor Sports Council hearing into the affair. So how many people believe … Continue reading Did Piquet crash on purpose? (Poll)

Whitmarsh wants Hamilton and Kovalainen to have equal equipment

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Nelson Piquet’s attack on Flavio Briatore for not giving him and Fernando Alonso equal equipment has once again cast a spotlight on how teams treat their drivers. McLaren’s policy of driver equality was a subject of furious debate during the 2007 season (not least on this site), when Alonso and Lewis Hamilton fell out spectacularly. … Continue reading Whitmarsh wants Hamilton and Kovalainen to have equal equipment