Crashgate Symonds to return to F1 paddock in 2013

(L to R): Pat Symonds (GBR) Renault Executive Director of Engineering with Flavio Briatore (ITA) Renault F1 Managing Director. Formula One World Championship, Rd 2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Preparations, Sepang, Malaysia, Thursday 2 April 2009.Dec.27 (GMM) Pat Symonds’ enforced Formula On exile is about to come to an end, according to several international reports.

Although working as a crucial technical consultant with Marussia in the last couple of seasons, the Briton was officially serving his F1 ban in the wake of the 2008 Renault ‘crashgate’ scandal.

But the Spanish newspaper ABC, and Italy’s specialist Autosprint magazine, said that Symonds will return to the paddock with Marussia in a direct role in 2013.

ABC said that the 59-year-old veteran will be Marussia’s technical director.

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  • Not Bernie

    He should be forced to sit a lie detector test so that we can find out exactly who’s idea it was to get Piquet to crash (not him) and help Alonso win (his idea?). Alonso does seem to like changing the normal running order by less than sporting means.

  • Veterans Caskets

    nice one dude !!