Monday, September 27, 2010

"Fernando, King of Singapore!"

Alonso during Qualifying

In its inaugural season back in 2008, Spanish driver Fernando Alonso of then Renault, drove his way from 15th place to the podium in the first ever night race of Asia and the world in the FIA Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix-- a win that was later revealed to be masterminded by fellow driver Nelson Piquet, Jr, who deliberately crashed his car on orders from Renault boss, the charismatic Italian Flavio Briatore. 

Since then, Alonso’s win was a bitter aftertaste better known as the “Crashgate Scandal” despite the latter’s 3rd place recovery in ‘09.