The week ahead: 20/09/2009


There may be no Tevez or Adebayor but the Manchester derby should be a humdinger. At Durham, the temperature is expected to rocket into double figures as spectators don their Sherpa Tenzing gear to watch Australia stuff England again.

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James Lawton: Dishonour is no longer just a problem – it's a disease

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Renault admit race-fixing as Flavio Briatore resigns

Renault says managing director Flavio Briatore and engineering chief executive Pat Symonds are leaving the Formula One team, and that it will not dispute charges that Nelson Piquet Jr. was ordered to crash in a race.

Hamilton pips swift Sutil for pole

World champion keeps the faith to master cathedral of speed

Renault ask police to charge Piquet

Briatore seeks criminal action after claiming driver attempted to blackmail them

Renault accuse Piquet of blackmail attempt

The Renault Formula One team accused their former driver Nelson Piquet and his father of attempted blackmail today and said they had commenced criminal proceedings in France against the two Brazilians.

Renault face hearing to answer race-fixing claim

Renault have been summoned by Formula One's governing body to a hearing into allegations that the team deliberately caused a crash to win a race last season.

Frenchman Grosjean named as new Renault driver

French driver Romain Grosjean will replace Nelson Piquet Jr. behind the wheel of a Renault at Sunday's European Grand Prix.

Schumacher may yet stick his neck out

Seven-time champion does not rule out comeback if after-effects of biking injury can stand up to the stress of racing

Piquet slams Briatore as the 'executioner'

Nelson Piquet is determined to restore his career and a reputation he feels was wrecked by a man he has slammed as his "executioner".

Silly old goats grow old, disgracefully

Is it a wondrous quirk of nature that men, like wine, get better with age? You must be kidding. Those who just won't act their age are a real embarrassment

Teams hold council of war on Briatore's luxury yacht

The war between the FIA and the 10 Formula One teams neared crisis point in Monaco yesterday when the Formula One Teams Association made it clear, after repeated failure to agree terms with the governing body, that they are no longer prepared to accept the current governance of the sport.

Ferrari president misses F1 meeting

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, who has threatened to pull his team out of Formula One unless the 2010 rules are changed, will miss today's crisis talks with Max Mosley after the death of his father.

Red Bull bubble over about new 'illegal' diffuser

Red Bull have threatened to lodge a protest at the Australian Grand Prix if the cars from rival Formula One teams Toyota, Brawn and Williams pass today's inspection as debate rages over the legality of their bodywork.

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