Nelson Piquet Jr. and Crashgate: Was 2008 Singapore GP Formula 1's Darkest Hour?

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Nelson Piquet Jr. and Crashgate: Was 2008 Singapore GP Formula 1's Darkest Hour?
Nelson Piquet Jr reflects on what he's done after crashing at Turn 17

This weekend sees the Formula 1 circus return to the venue of arguably the biggest controversy to shake the sport.

When Nelson Piquet Jr. deliberately crashed his Renault on lap 14 of the 2008 race, the safety car was deployed, handing victory to teammate Fernando Alonso. It later emerged that Piquet had been ordered to crash deliberately to engineer such a circumstance, and team boss Flavio Briatore was banned from the sport.

Of course, F1 has seen no shortage of controversial incidents over the years and even the current season has been blighted by the Pirelli tyre controversy that literally exploded at Silverstone.

Here are 10 of the biggest controversies and scandals to blight this great sport over the years.

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