What makes a deliberate crash OK?

What makes a deliberate crash OK?

Nelson Piquet Jr's attempt to return to F3 dragged up plenty of ill feeling over the crashgate scandal. GLENN FREEMAN argues it's time the Brazilian's role in the incident is treated in the same way as higher-profile deliberate acts

Among all the fuss created by Nelson Piquet Jr's attempted entry into last weekend's Formula 3 Pau Grand Prix, there was a surprising subplot that developed.

While there was plenty of support for Piquet for wanting to do something cool on a rare weekend off - a throwback to a bygone era of racing driver - there was also a backlash from some fans over his part in the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix Renault crash scandal. But he's hardly the only driver to have crashed on purpose.

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