Ex-Renault Formula One driver Nelson Piquet has hit out at team boss Flavio Briatore after he was dumped from the French team.
Piquet called Briatore his "executioner" in a statement released confirming his immediate exit from the team.
"I believe without doubt in my talent and my performance," said Piquet. "I didn't get this far by getting bad results. Anyone who knows my history knows that the results I am having in F1 do not match my CV and my ability.
"The conditions I have had to deal with during the last two years have been very strange to say the least - there are incidents that I can hardly believe occurred myself. If I now need to give explanations, I am certain it is because of the unfair situation I have been in the past two years.
"I always believed that having a manager was being a part of a team and having a partner. A manager is supposed to encourage you, support you, and provide you with opportunities. In my case it was the opposite. Flavio Briatore was my executioner."
Piquet also claimed he had received unfair treatment next to his double world champion team mate Fernando Alonso.