Pat Symonds articles on F1 Fanatic archive

F1 “still an aerodynamic formula” – Symonds 23rd January 2014, 9:51

Aerodynamics will remain a crucial aspect of F1 car design despite the major changes to the engine regulations, says Williams’ chief technical officer Pat Symonds.

Marussia to use Williams KERS in 2013 29th August 2012, 9:48

Marussia will use a Kinetic Energy Recovery System for the first time in 2013, technical consultant Pat Symonds has confirmed.

Piquet Jnr reveals how ‘Crashgate’ was planned 10th December 2010, 9:47

Nelson Piquet Jnr has broken his silence over the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix conspiracy.

Briatore and Symonds accept three-year F1 ban in Singapore crash settlement 12th April 2010, 17:22

Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds have agreed not to pursue further legal action against the FIA over the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix scandal. In exchange for the FIA dropping the case the pair have agreed not to have any “operational role” in Formula 1 until the end of 2012, or any other FIA competition until […]

Who is Renault’s “Witness X”? 22nd September 2009, 21:01

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 […]

Nelson Piquet Jnr wants F1 return 21st September 2009, 22:11

Nelson Piquet Jnr has issued a statement following the Renault verdict in which he tries to wash his hands of the conspiracy. Rather optimistically, he sets out his case for why he feels he should get an F1 drive in 2010: I can only hope that a team will recognise how badly I was stifled […]

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 […]

Fernando Alonso should renounce his Singapore Grand Prix ‘win’ 17th September 2009, 2:00

A two-times F1 world champion like Fernando Alonso has no need of tainted triumphs handed to him in a corrupt fashion.

David Richards to take over at Renault? 16th September 2009, 23:10

Much of the reaction to the departures of Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds from Renault have so far been focussed on what it says about the Singaproe crash scandal. But the sudden loss of the managing director and director of engineering means the team are faced with a serious operational problem – assuming, of course, […]

Briatore and Symonds step down as Renault accepts Singapore crash charge

The Renault F1 team has confirmed it will not contest the FIA’s charges against the team over the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.