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Piquet’s Acquitted of Crashgate Scandal, but Will F1 Ever Be Free of Foul Play?

This week Nelson Piquet Jr and his father, Nelson Piquet, won their libel case against Renault F1 at the High Court.  They had been accused by Renault F1 of "false allegations" and "attempts to blackmail the team" following events at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix where Nelson Piquet Jr was ordered to crash to assist Fernando Alonso to win the race.  Renault F1 have issued a formal apology and awarded the father and son substantial compensation. The scandal first erupted when Piquet Jr. was released by Renault F1 midway through the 2009 season due to poor performance. This is when the "crash gate" allegations first appeared and when Renault F1 launched their case against the Piquet's, claim...

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