Flavio Briatore returns to Formula 1, but for what?

The Italian, who was banned for life from the top flight by the 2008 Crashgate, will join Liberty Media.

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There is no doubt that the Italian Flavio Briatore has written several chapters in the history of the F1. Some of them full of glory, like the ones he starred in with the German Michael Schumacher en Benetton in the '90s and the ones he had with the Spanish Fernando Alonso en Renault in the early 2000s. Although not all were good, as demonstrated by his involvement in the famous Crashgate of 2008, a trick he did purposely in the Singapore Grand Prix for Alonso to win the race.

The unsportsmanlike maneuver was made known several months after it happened when the Brazilian Nelsinho PiquetA key player in the incident, he left Renault and made the plot public. He said that in the middle of his talks to renew his bond with the team, Briatore and Pat symonds, technical director of the Rombo, they ordered him to crash -something he did- to neutralize the race and allow Nano to claim victory.

Flavio BriatoreResearch carried out by the International Automobile Federation concluded in the responsibility of the directors of the French team who were severely penalized: Briatore was barred from participating in F.1 in any way for life, while Symonds received a five-year suspension.

Shortly after, the Italian was exonerated by the High Court of Paris, understanding that the FIA ​​measure had been irregular because English played a preponderant role in it Max mosley, then head of the entity and estranged with Flavio.

Although the penalty was lifted more than a decade ago, Briatore has rarely been seen in the F.1 paddock as he preferred to focus on other activities, such as the franchise. Billionaire nightclub, the restaurant Cipriani and even his own political party called Movingo del Fare.

But that will change in 2022 as Briatore is expected to join the Liberty Media team what president your compatriot Stefano Domenicali. In fact, while waiting for his landing to become official, they were shown together on video that Briatore himself uploaded to his account. Instagram.

“A new chapter is about to begin in F.1: we will bring you the excitement, entertainment, joy and energy that this wonderful sport deserves!”, the former team-manager posted.

Briatore's work would have nothing to do with the sporting aspect of the category, something that will continue to be in charge of Ross Brawn, but more with the attention of special guests, something in which the Italian has become an expert ...

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