• Feb 18th 2011 at 8:27AM
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Say hello again to Pat Symonds. The former Renault F1 technical director was thrown out of the sport in disgrace along with Flavio Briatore in the wake of the Crashgate scandal for having ordered Nelsinho Piquet to crash his car on purpose. But now Symonds is back.

In a controversial move, the FIA's agreement with Symonds stipulated that he could not participate in the sport until the end of 2012. But the ruling stipulated that he could, through his company Neutrino Dynamics, take up a consulting role before then. And according to reports, that's exactly what he's done.

So for this season at least, Symonds will be advising the Marussia Virgin Racing team on how to cheat advance their way up the grid. He won't be actually at the races, but if Virgin tries anything suspicious, we'll know exactly where to look.

[Source: ESPN]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Sounds like politics. Disgraced elected officials leaves only to come back as a "consultant". Gotta love it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn, those are some British teeth.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Gives me flashbacks to the episode of The Simpsons with the "Big Book of British Smiles"
        • 4 Years Ago
        that was my first thought as well

        get a dentist and visit him at least once every few years
      • 4 Years Ago
      Come On Guys Pat very good man, all teams do silly and crazy things during races. it's all about money and remember that Pat very good in strategies.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love the way this article was written, if Virgin cheat, we'll know where to look. classic, although I'm against him being given a license ever again, and that goes for Flavio as well
      • 4 Years Ago
      He should limited to sweeping the floors and cleaning up oil stains in the paddocks.