Rosberg: "Piquet Deserved Punishment!"
Rosberg eventually finished in the runner-up spot – after previously being handed a drive-through penalty – and later admitted his disappointment over his missed chance. However, with the crash-gate out on the table, the Williams driver cannot hide his frustration over what happened in Singapore.
According to Rosberg, Piquet is just as guilty as anyone who knew about the whole plan, therefore he should have received the same penalties. While Flavio Briatore was ousted from all FIA-sanctioned competitions for life and Pat Symonds was given a 5-year suspension from the sport, Piquet was offered complete immunity by the FIA and walked away with no penalty.
“The only thing I don't quite understand is (why) Nelson Piquet didn't get anything. For me, he's just as involved as the others because he is the one who actually did it and agreed to it,” said the 24-year old German.
Rosberg is not the only one publicly slamming Piquet for his wrongdoings at Marina Bay last year, as he only echoed Carlos Gracia's comments – the very president of the Spanish motor federation – on the scandal. Talking about the WMSC verdict, Gracia admitted his disappointment over its unfairness.
“I think that a big mistake has been made with Piquet, creating a dangerous precedent. Mosley has labelled the scandal as a criminal act, so I don't understand how the executor can be reprieved. He is as responsible for the scandal as the rest, and if he's not ready to handle situations with pressure, then maybe he chose the wrong job,” said Gracia after the WMSC hearing in Paris.