Formula One team accuses ex-driver of blackmail
11 September 2009

The Renault team and its boss Flavio Briatore have started criminal proceedings against Nelson Piquet Jr and Nelson Piquet following what they describe as an attempt "to blackmail" the French squad.

A Renault statement read, "The ING Renault F1 Team and its Managing Director Flavio Briatore personally wish to state that they have commenced criminal proceedings against Nelson Piquet Junior and Nelson Piquet Senior in France concerning the making of false allegations and a related attempt to blackmail the team into allowing Mr Piquet Jnr to drive for the remainder of the 2009 season.

"The matter will also be referred to the police in the UK."

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11 September 2009

Bearing in mind potential police involvement, best to say nothing on this topic?

11 September 2009

[quote newtoybox]Bearing in mind potential police involvement, best to say nothing on this topic?[/quote]

But you just have.

11 September 2009

[quote Steelydan]Bearing in mind potential police involvement, best to say nothing on this topic?[/quote]

i heard inside information that piquet was sexually assualted by the renault mechanics to pursuade him to crash. or course that might not be true. it might be made up just now.

best not to say really. i confirm nothing.

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