Flavio Briatore returns to Enstone as Executive AdvisorAlpine

Fifteen years after his ouster from the discipline, following the Crashgate of the 2008 Singapore GP, Flavio Briatore officially makes his return to Formula 1 and to Enstone at Alpine, as executive advisor to the French team.

Published on 21/06/2024 à 09:01

Dorian Grangier

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Flavio Briatore returns to Enstone as Executive AdvisorAlpine

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It's a return that will cause a lot of noise in the paddock. Flavio Briatore is back in business within a stable of Formula 1, and not just any… since the Italian arrives at Alpine and find the team ofenstone ! After weeks of speculation, A fléché confirmed the rumor: the 74-year-old businessman was recruited by the president of the Group Renault, Luca de Meo, as Executive Advisor of the French team.

In the short press release published by Alpine F1 Team, the French team explains that “Flavio Briatore will primarily focus on the team's areas of strategic expertise, including key talent acquisition and the driver market. He will be required to propose changes to the current structure of the project and will advise on all strategic subjects of the discipline. »

Flavio Briatore and Enstone, 15 years later…

Flavio Briatore therefore returns to Enstone, fifteen years after the Crashgate scandal following the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. At the time, the former director of the Renault team had ordered an accident with Nelson Piquet Jr. to favor a victory of Fernando Alonso. A cheat revealed a year later, which initially led to a lifetime ban from the world of Formula 1 for the Italian, before this suspension was canceled by the Paris high court in 2010.

Before this scandal which had tarnished the image of the Losange and his own image in the automotive world, Flavio Briatore was best known for his successes in Formula 1. At the helm of the Benetton team in the 1990s with Michael Schumacher (two driver titles and one constructor title), then the Renault team in the 2000s with Fernando Alonso (two driver titles and two constructor titles), the Italian was renowned for his outings without tongue in cheek and his extravagance in the paddock and in the media.

Still manager of the double Spanish world champion, but also of the reserve driver Alpine Jack Doohan, Flavio Briatore has never really left the world of Formula 1, he who we see quite regularly on the grid. Moreover, his arrival as executive advisor toAlpine F1 Team could precipitate a tenure for the young Australian in 2025. In a very particular context within the French team, will the Italian manager be the long-awaited savior who will make A fléché a competitive team? Or is he the one who will precipitate the fall – and therefore the possible sale – ofAlpine medium term ?

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Dorian Grangier

A young journalist nostalgic for the motorsport of yesteryear. Raised on the exploits of Sébastien Loeb and Fernando Alonso.

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Thierry Pingret

21/06/2024 at 01:16 a.m.

Alpine the height of incompetence

DANIEL MEYERS

21/06/2024 at 03:19 a.m.

Or quite the opposite? the not-so-distant future will tell us!

DANIEL MEYERS

21/06/2024 at 12:54 a.m.

Flavio back home! There will be sport (finally?!) as Executive Advisor, or executioner of dirty works? At the very least he will quickly park a truck in front of Enston to get rid of the bulky items, first batch, B. Famin, the driver(s) if they are not to his taste, then the engine!!!

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SYLVAIN DUCREUX

21/06/2024 at 12:09 a.m.

Alpine dig his hole slowly but surely...

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YVES CHAMPOD

21/06/2024 at 11:25 a.m.

ALPINE falls really low! ! !

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dedeHJ37

21/06/2024 at 09:14 a.m.

he knows how to organize well, especially a crashgate! what else can we expect from this aging playboy

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Eric Stevens

21/06/2024 at 09:08 a.m.

we're not even close!

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