'FIA should have punished Piquet' - Coulthard
9 October 2009 – David Coulthard has spoken out over the highly controversial 'Crashgate' scandal which graced Formula One this season following last year's Renault race-fixing scandal in Singapore. The driver turned television pundit struggles to believe how a driver could crash a car on purpose and believes the man in question should have come off worse.
"It was really bad - bad for F1 and bad for the fans; the revelations have shaken many, including me…I don't know how anyone can crash an F1 car (on purpose). All through my career I was trying to avoid a crash!"
The Scot, who will drive a Red Bull F1 car across a new sea bridge in Mumbai on Sunday, added that he would be 'surprised' to see Piquet Jr. ever return to F1.