Portrait – Flavio Briatore, the man of liabilities!

Renault is bringing back the man who, fifteen years ago, caused the end of its Formula 1 program and caused the sale of his team to Genii Capital. Angry portrait!

Published on 21/06/2024 à 13:17

Jean-Michel Desnoues

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Portrait – Flavio Briatore, the man of liabilities!

The sulphurous Italian manager finds a leading role in Formula One. / Photo DPPI

The great forgiveness! Deleted on September 28, 2008. Deleted this 15th lap of the Singapore Grand Prix during which the Renault R28 driven by Piquet Jr. hits the wall at turn 17 and causes the deployment of the safety car while his teammate Fernando Alonso just made an early pit stop. Erased the “Crashgate” that was going to go away

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Olivier Viret

22/06/2024 at 08:13 a.m.

It's Formula One, Baby! When you think you've seen everything, like Abu Dhabi 2021, you still manage to be amazed. That Briatore would return to F1, well, it was a possibility, Symonds did return after Singapore, but not in a team. There, not only does Flavio return, but he also returns to Renault/Alpine, he who caused his disgrace and his fall. We have very little memory in Enstone and Viry-Châtillon...

Philippe Nouhaud

21/06/2024 at 04:18 a.m.

It's a shame that the guy is coming back to F1, he's a mobster, a piece of trash, he shouldn't normally set foot in motorsport again, the boss of Renault is making a big mistake by taking over this margoulin and it completely discredits the staff ofAlpine which was just renewed............and I'm not telling you how the Viry engine entity will be treated, I'm ashamed for Renault and Alpine who doesn't deserve this at all. If Renault is looking for new ideas, it is not with this guy that it will move forward, there are enough quality women and men who could have done the job, the diamond disappoints me like never before, my 6 month old Renault will be on the right track from Monday.

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Eric Stevens

21/06/2024 at 04:34 a.m.

I'm sure you're a fan of Fernando, though...

Philippe Nouhaud

21/06/2024 at 04:48 a.m.

no I'm only a fan of F1, and of a few former drivers like Fangio/Clark/Hill.....and real F1, Alonso is nice to see driving, but for the rest he is undrinkable and I don't like him. I don't particularly like this recruitment, I repeat, it is shameful.

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DANIEL MEYERS

21/06/2024 at 03:15 a.m.

I have a very personal opinion on the origin of this affair, an origin mentioned in autohebdo 15/16 years ago! At the time Piquet Jr was more than in the hot seat at Renault, or rather at Briatore! To show allegiance and therefore keep his seat, Piquet senior would have suggested the idea to his son, Briatore's fault was not having said no, as a result, he would have found himself in a sort of ambush ( he was in the running to succeed Bernie who absolutely did not want to be replaced by Flavio) As for Piquet who in history should ultimately have been considered a collateral victim (if we stick to history official) he found himself persona non grata in F1!

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Eric Stevens

21/06/2024 at 04:29 a.m.

what is the point of picket? it's Alonso who is viscious enough to have this kind of idea! but icon therefore untouchable

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Eric Stevens

21/06/2024 at 01:36 a.m.

let's not minimize Alonso's part in the crash, he couldn't not have been aware, he could only agree, he was never worried and he may be the one who had "the 'idea". in this case flavio would only be a fuse! In any case, he's just a (good) t-shirt seller who has always been given too much importance because he has a big mouth! wind well dressed!

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