Flavio Briatore, Nelson Piquet Jnr, Shanghai, 2009

2009 ban was because Renault were “too powerful” – Briatore

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Flavio Briatore claims his expulsion from Formula One over the Crashgate affair in 2009 was because the FIA believed Renault was “too powerful”.

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