Originally Posted by RedRocket
I don't see how Alonso could have ever been held responsible for that.
He wasn't driving Piquet's car, and he's not the team boss.
Flavio taking the media and regulatory heat is only proper, he was the boss.
There's no doubt in my mind that the plan was either hatched by or nurtured by Flavio Briatore. I believe Alonso probably knew about it. But the whole world hates a fink, so even if he was inclined to rat them out (and obviously, I don't think he was) he wouldn't have.
I don't like Alonso, but it's way off the mark to claim that Flavio fell on his sword to help him.