Crashgate on video – The scandal that rocked F1
The 2008 Singapore GP played witness to one of the most controversial ‘accidents’ in Formula 1 history.
Five years ago the Renault F1 team made a call that would echo throughout the remainder of the decade. 14 laps into the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, Nelson Piquet was ordered by his team to crash on purpose in order to force the safety car out, buying his teammate Alonso an early pit stop and as such gaining him a considerable advantage following a poor starting position. This video details the wake of disaster for those involved, following the event which many claim had lasting impact upon the result of the 2008 World Championship.
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