Crashgate Symonds to return to F1 paddock in 2013 27 December, 2012 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. Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsMarussia: Not the result we were hoping forMarussia: We will be ready for any opportunitiesPay drivers queue up at Marussia and CaterhamRossi: I was quite disappointed, I wanted to raceMarussia: A positive first day back on trackMarussia: Chilton will race at Spa, Rossi won’tMarussia: Good to end the first part of the seasonMarussia: We have had a day of two halvesMarussia: A tough day for the team all roundRossi gets Marussia reserve role 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 !!