17 Sep 2009

"Absolutely ridiculous" - Renault's crashgate antics slammed

12:40 pm on 17 September 2009

A former Formula One boss has slammed Renault's actions in the ongoing 'crashgate' scandal as "absolutely ridiculous".

Renault are facing possible expulsion from motorsport's glamour event even after the managing director Flavio Briatore and his deputy Pat Symonds both quit.

The carmaker's decided not to contest claims made by former driver Nelson Piquet Jr. that he was ordered to deliberately crash at last year's Singapore Grand Prix to help team-mate Fernando Alonso win the race.

The former Formula One boss Eddie Jordan is staggered by today's developments, saying he can't believe what Renault did in Singapore, given the safety issues.