Mosley: "Telemetry Shows Piquet's Crash was Unusual"
With now only Flavio Briatore in the spotlight – as Pat Symonds and Nelson Piquet Jr have been granted immunity by the FIA in recent days – Mosley picked just the right time to hit the man who most contested him during the FIA-FOTA war a few months ago.
Although it was the very Mosley who insisted that information from the Renault dossier should not get leaked in the hands of the media because it will only lead to a negative view over the Enstone-based team, the FIA president now suggested the telemetry in Piquet's car shows the Brazilian crashed out from the 2008 Singapore GP deliberately. That would qualify for an important leak, we'd argue!
“Certainly the data from the car indicated that something very unusual had happened on the corner where he crashed – according to the experts who look at these things,” said Mosley in an interview with The Guardian newspaper.
In addition, Mosley revealed Piquet Sr. was the man who instrumented the unveiling of the Singapore happenings, as he came to him soon after his son was ousted from Renault – after the Hungarian GP – to tell him all about the crash-gate.
“Nelson Piquet Sr came to see me after the Hungarian grand prix in late July and said all this had happened. So I listened to him and said, 'Well, if Nelson makes a sworn statement then obviously we'll investigate it.' The father arranged for that to happen,” confirmed Mosley.