Why crashgate will never be forgotten

Why crashgate will never be forgotten

In light of the FIA reaching a settlement with Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds, Dieter Rencken examines the impact the whole affair will leave on Formula 1 in the future

At last, it seems, the scandal surrounding the results of Singapore's inaugural grand prix – and Formula 1's first night race – has been consigned to history. But, has it really?

History does not, of course, forget such matters, and so there will always be a darkening of eyes whenever the race is mentioned. Not least amongst those most affected by the Renault F1 Team's decision to purposely crash a car to gain an advantage on the streets of the Asian city-state on that sultry evening in September 2008.

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