Flavio Briatore articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Piquet Jnr reveals how ‘Crashgate’ was planned 10th December 2010, 9:47

Nelson Piquet Jnr has broken his silence over the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix conspiracy.

Briatore and Symonds accept three-year F1 ban in Singapore crash settlement 12th April 2010, 17:22

Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds have agreed not to pursue further legal action against the FIA over the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix scandal. In exchange for the FIA dropping the case the pair have agreed not to have any “operational role” in Formula 1 until the end of 2012, or any other FIA competition until […]

FIA starts Briatore appeal but softens stance 11th January 2010, 16:25

The FIA has confirmed it will appeal the Tribune de Grande Instance’s verdict against its decision to ban Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds from motor racing. However it also admitted it would not prevent drivers managed by Briatore, such as Mark Webber, from competing in F1 as it had previously threatened: While the appeal is […]

Briatore’s victory gives the FIA a tough lesson in the limits of its power 7th January 2010, 10:38

The Singapore crash affair is by no means over: I cannot imagine the FIA letting Tuesday’s verdict in favour of Flavio Briatore lie, and Briatore himself has said he may bring further lawsuits. But now the verdict is out there and the principal players have all said their pieces, it’s time to take stock. The […]

Briatore wins appeal against lifetime ban from motorsport 5th January 2010, 14:48

Flavio Briatore has successfully overturned his lifetime ban from motor racing.

Briatore sells $25m New York apartment 25th October 2009, 22:19

As Flavio Briatore faces exclusion from Formula 1 (pending the outcome of his case against the FIA next month) and possible ousting from Queens’ Park Rangers football club, it’s no surprise he’s in a hurry to downsize his property portfolio. He had this New York apartment on the market for $38m previously, but has now […]

Alonso praises Briatore after podium 27th September 2009, 16:06

Earlier in the weekend Fernando Alonso was doing everything he could to rebuff questions about the scandal he and Renault were embroiled in. But having taken a fine and controversy-free third place at Singapore, Alonso decided to dedicate his podium to the pariah of the paddock, Flavio Briatore: I dedicate this podium to Flavio – […]

Who is Renault’s “Witness X”? 22nd September 2009, 21:01

The FIA has formally published the widely-leaked evidence relating to Renault’s Singapore trial, along with various other documents including a 76-minute recording of the discussion at yesterday’s World Motor Sports Council meeting. The material can be downloaded from the FIA website. Although there isn’t much in the documents that hasn’t already been made public, there […]

Mosley says Renault got the ‘harshest penalty’ but hardly anyone agrees

Max Mosley refused to acknowledge the craven manner in which the FIA backed down from punishing Renault yesterday. He insisted the team received “the harshest [penalty] we can impose”, which was patently false given that they kept all the points and money earned by their ill-gotten victory, and have not been banned from any events. […]

Nelson Piquet Jnr wants F1 return 21st September 2009, 22:11

Nelson Piquet Jnr has issued a statement following the Renault verdict in which he tries to wash his hands of the conspiracy. Rather optimistically, he sets out his case for why he feels he should get an F1 drive in 2010: I can only hope that a team will recognise how badly I was stifled […]