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 […]

Italian Grand Prix: your pictures


F1 Fanatic reader Sunny sent in these brilliant pictures from the Italian Grand Prix weekend. Among the moments of action he captured were Sebastien Buemi and Lewis Hamilton’s run-in in qualifying, plus both BMWs stopping with engine failures. Have a look at Sunny’s collection below and read his thoughts on the Monza weekend:

Renault reaction: Briatore speaks

Flavio Briatore has told the world’s press he stepped down from Renault to protect the team. Here’s a round-up of what people are saying about the Renault crash scandal and further developments in the story this morning: ‘I quit to save the team’, claims Flavio Briatore as Renault accept race-fixing charge (Daily Mail) "I was […]

Canon returns to F1 with Brawn

Brawn has picked up another new sponsor, this one in time for next weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix. Canon, which famously sponsored the championship-winning Williams-Hondas of the 1980s, will have their logos on the side of Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello’s BGP001s. Brawn previously announced beer brand Itaipava as a new sposor for the Brazilian Grand […]

Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault, Singapore, 2008

Fernando Alonso should renounce his Singapore Grand Prix ‘win’


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

F1 links: (Mostly) non-Renault news

OK, so there’s only one big F1 story right now. But there are some other interesting developments going on and other articles reading. Here’s a quick round-up from me, as usual please post yours below: Merc SLS debuts with help from Hamilton (Auto Trader) But would he rather have an SLS or an MP4-12C? And […]

David Richards to take over at Renault?

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

2009 F1 season

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

How many F1 teams will race in 2010?

Following yesterday’s developments it now looks like there could be as many as 14 teams racing in F1 in 2010. It would be fabulous to see 28-car Formula 1 grids, but is it really likely? I’m not sure.

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