F-1 Driver Accused of Intentially Crashing Car to Let Teammate Win

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LONDON (AP) - Former Renault driver Nelson Piquet Jr. has been accused by a former team official of instigating a plot to deliberately crash his car during a Formula One race.

Pat Symonds quit as Renault's engineering executive director and Flavio Briatore as its team principal last week, amid allegations by Piquet that he was ordered to drive his car into a wall at last year's Singapore Grand Prix to help teammate Fernando Alonso win.

However, Symonds wrote a letter to the World Motor Sports Council, F1's governing body, claiming that Piquet came up with the plan.