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Renault’s Inadequate Race Fixing Sanctions Just Got Even Softer

When Nelson Piquet Jr. was dumped from the Renault F1 team and the allegations surrounding his crash in Singapore in 2008 were beginning to surface, it sent a shockwave through the world of Formula One.

Piquet, still smarting after his ignominious exit, testified that he had crashed deliberately to allow Fernando Alonso to go on to win the race. He further testified that he had been ordered to do so by team bosses. His illustrious father must have been thrilled at having his good name trashed.

According to the FIA’s official finding into the Renault race-fixing allegation, they found Renault guilty as charged and referred to it as being of “unparalleled severity." They went on to further to say, “Renault ...

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