Measuring the fallout from 'crashgate'
As Formula 1 moves on from the race-fixing scandal surrounding the exiled Flavio Briatore and Renault, Tony Dodgins reports back the reaction from the paddock during the Singapore Grand Prix
There was no doubting that the 50-plus members of the ING Renault F1 Team were relieved to be in the Singapore paddock. 'Crashgate' had fostered genuine concern about jobs, futures and mortgages – for them and the other 500 plus staff at Enstone and Viry-Chatillon.
Elsewhere, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, chief of the United Arab Emirates national sporting authority and listed as a future vice president of sport in Jean Todt’s intended cabinet, had been quoted as saying that the judgement had been worked out ahead of the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) hearing in Paris and that the result was a good one.
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