Renault SA chief executive Carlos Ghosn was reluctant to comment this week about the 'crash-gate' scandal whilst at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Renault SA chief executive Carlos Ghosn was reluctant to comment this week about the 'crash-gate' scandal whilst at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

So far, the affair has led to the ousting of the two leading chiefs of the French carmaker's formula one team, and done untold damage to the image of the company.

The next steps could be even more damaging, amid speculation of possible criminal recriminations, lawsuits, and the wrath of next Monday's World Motor Sport Council.

Britain's Times newspaper reports that Ghosn was "visibly irritated" when quizzed on the topic by journalists in Frankfurt, telling them to "go and see (team president) Bernard Rey".

In the French sports newspaper L'Equipe, he elaborated slightly: "The only thing that I have asked is that no reactions are taken in the heat of the moment.

"I am putting in Bernard Rey my full confidence so that, once all the facts have been settled, we can make a clear reaction," Ghosn added.

 

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