swca92 wrote:Yeah, he wouldn't risk losing his salary and a job he's dreamed of having all his life.
Being number 2 to Alonso, and 'not recieving the same equipment'?
Why would he WANT to stay there, let alone ''crash'' to help Alonso win? Wouldnt it just show that he has very little talent if he continually bins it into the barriers 60% of the time? Which team would want him?
Infact, if you look at this whole situation in general, its very confusing. Ecclestone says, IF piquet DID crash on purpose, then he would be heavily penalised and kiss goodbye to his F1 career.
He's been bad mouthing renault and Briatore the day after he was sacked. Sour grapes? I mean, if Piquet was told to crash in exchange for a contract extension, why would Briatore sack him halfway through the year? I mean, he'd know Piquet would open his big mouth with that big head on him and his father. 'A clash of egos' as described by Jr; Reffering to Senior VS Briatore.
Would briatore REALLY let Piquet go with the risk of running his mouth? No. Would Renault LET them force another driver to crash? Ofcourse not!
Renault are a highly respected manufacturer, why would then tell another driver to crash to help Alonso win? Some say its because of how light Alonso was. but lets remind ourselves; Piquet crashed 3 laps after Alonso, his strategy required a safety car to work. Take a look this year. Alonso has had the SAME strategy at Spain, Valencia, Hungry for pole and China. Pat symonds is renound for trying obscure strategies. ''why do the same as everyone else and probably finish in the same position, or try something outside the box and hope for the best'' i recall him saying (along the lines of like).
This could seriously damage Renault, i cant see it.
Also, which drive would OBLIGE to crashing their car!? Piquet didnt go and do it like Schumacher in monaco 06. He went and destroyed half the rear end of the R28. Piquet must really have no fear to crash like that, but then, he crashed out of most the races and probably had the best experience bar DC and Kamakazi Nakajima that year!
SO really, I just cant believe that Renault would do such a thing. I dont believe briatore could, no matter what anyone says. Its also damaging to Alonso, because I really cant see him going along with it either, look at his body language throughout Quali and the race. He isn't a driver who cheats and causes accidents to win, nor does he require accidents so he can win a race. I cant see any driver on the grid who would crash into an opponent to win (aside from the disgraceful actions that Senna and Schumacher took. Which as you could tell, I dont like neither driver).
But overall, I really cant believe theyd do that. Unless the FIA believe telling Nelson Piquer Jr, to push on with the race (for the hundreth time) and try and get within 8 tenths of the Brother car and to actually do his job in getting points, I cant see it.
Telemetry and Radio are at the FIA disposal. It wouldnt surprise me if this was SENIORS doing.
and as for Massa saying he questioned briatore, well I think we know the motive; Forced ferrari into a mistake it wouldnt have made, losing Massa the race which means getting Singapore removed from results leading to Massa beind WDC.
i wouldnt put it past ferrari. They were the only ones to block michellin in Indy 2005 so they could win one race that year.
That leads me to my final point. If this was a contractual promise, would a former WDC and WCC team REALLY employ someone who cant score 1 measly point over what, 11 races? let alone about 17 points in over a year and a half? Renault need points, and I doubt theyd shoot themselves in the foot by keeping Nelson piquet.
But yeah! I am a renault fan, and i cant see it happened. If it did happen, which i hope and believe it didnt..... Id be gutted.
Bernie reckons guilty or not, this could be a valid reason for renault to pull out at the end of the year. And if it is proven false, The piquets will be bankrupt by the time Briatore and renault take them to court for slander.