A good time for conspiracy theories

A good time for conspiracy theories

Renault's case may be the most prominent news at the moment, but there are still more obscure stories that F1 is yet to go through. The conspiracy theories are going wild...

What a great week to be a conspiracy theorist in Formula 1. Forget the allegations surrounding the Renault hearing in Paris on 21 September – that is likely to be an open or shut case – and focus instead on all the myriad behind-the-scenes developments surrounding next year's entry list, all of which could change the face of the grid.

Of course, to disregard the French equipe totally is to totally downplay the seriousness of the allegations made against the team, but whether or not Renault is at all on the 2010 grid – whether as constructor or engine supplier or both, whether by design or punishment - does little to alter the fact that 2010's line-up will differ substantially from the entry list published here on 24 June by FIA.

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