When Nelson Piquet Jr, the only man unsanctioned in the Singapore fiasco, spectacularly missed another opportunity to keep quiet and decided instead to try and cast himself as the hapless victim, he raised an interesting question, one Flavio Briatore's lawyers will be sure to focus on.
In an interview on Brazil's Globo TV, Nelsiño claims he was approached by Briatore and Symonds on the very morning of the Grand Prix with the suggestion....order, to crash his car.
“Foi no próprio dia da corrida, no domingo mesmo, algumas horas antes da prova. ...Eles (Flavio Briatore e Pat Symonds) me chamaram para conversar, não estavam muito confortáveis com a situação Mas precisavam e queriam muito que isso (o acidente) acontecesse. ...”
"It was on the day of the race, the very Sunday, a few hours before the start. They (Briatore-Symonds) called me to talk, they were not comfortable with the situation but wanted very much for it ( the accident) to happen"
Symonds and crucially, Alan Premane the apparent Witness X who's testimony was seen as the nail in Briatore's coffin, claimed that A) it was Piquet's idea and B) Piquet brought it up on the Saturday of the race.
Now, both realities cannot be right, can they?