'Crashgate' revisited - F1's tainted 800th race

'Crashgate' revisited - F1's tainted 800th race

The 800th Formula 1 world championship round was its first night race, but will forever be remembered for being decided by a deliberate crash and an astonishing conspiracy

The 800th world championship grand prix should've gone down in history because the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix was Formula 1's first ever night race. Instead, it gained immortality as the scene of perhaps F1's biggest scandal - the race decided by a deliberate crash.

It took nearly a year for the truth to emerge, and at the end of the 2009 season Jonathan Noble - one of the journalists integral to breaking the story - wrote an article for F1 Racing reflecting on how the world learned that Nelson Piquet Jr's Singapore '08 crash really was a team strategy designed to help Fernando Alonso win:

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