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01-05-2010, 01:11 AM #1
Flavio Briatore, Pat Symonds Quit Renault Formula One Amid Allegations
Team chief Flavio Briatore and the director of engineering, Pat Symonds had quit the Renault Formula One team amid serious allegations of cheating at last year’s Grand Prix in Singapore, the team spokesman confirmed.
According to the allegation, Renault have been summoned to appear before the FIA's International Motor Sport Council in Paris on September 21 to reply claims by Nelson Piquet junior that he was asked by Renault to crash intentionally during the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, so that it would give a race-winning advantage to his team-mate Spaniard Fernando Alonso.
Though the team had denied all of the claims made against them by Piquet junior, but Renault appeared to partly admit some role in the controversy by saying in the statement they "would not contest the FIA's recent allegations concerning the Singapore Grand Prix".