Renault parted company with flamboyant team boss Flavio Briatore on Wednesday and said they would not contest charges they had fixed last year's Singapore Grand Prix by ordering a driver to crash.
Here are some famous cases of cheating in sport:
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
After the heavily favored Chicago White Sox lost the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds, eight players were charged with being paid by gamblers to throw the championship. The scandal led to the creation of the autonomous post of commissioner of baseball, who banned the players for life including the famous Shoeless Joe Jackson.
In Image: Detriot Tigers second baseman Ramon Santiago (L) turns the double play forcing out Chicago White Sox designated hitter Frank Thomas (R) at second base in the 12th inning 25 May, 2003 at US Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.
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