Renault Hearing Set on 21 September

What started as an unbelieveable scandal soon to be played down by several known figures involved in a way or another with Formula One, it seems to have escaladed in importance and gravity.

The FIA announced it will decide by the end of this week if it will convene a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in order to investigate the merits of Renault's crash-gate scandal.

Recent information reveals FIA is currently looking into the case's evidence and has already established a preliminary provisional hearing date for Renault for September 21, according to Spanish newspaper Diario AS. The hearing is said to be held in Paris, France, the Monday before this year's Singapore Grand Prix.

With some preliminary hearings taken right at Spa-Francorchamps' last weekend and FIA said to have already collected some data storage devices for investigation, Renault could face some serious charges and even the risk of expulsion from Formula 1 if called at the potential hearing.

Another figure giving his take on the scandal is TV Globo's commentator Reginaldo Leme, who says he recently talked with Felipe Massa about this subject. He said to the press that Massa revealed to him he immediately found the crash a bit suspicious.

"He crashed in a very strange way. It struck me when I was talking recently with Felipe Massa. Felipe had gone to Briatore and said, 'This crash was not right, it happened because you wanted it to'," said Leme.

The F1 commentator added other drivers considered the crash suspicious at the time, but official statements are yet to emerge.
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