Flavio Briatore

  • Fernando Alonso will not leave Ferrari for Red Bull, says Briatore August 3, 2013

    Rubbishing the reports of Fernando Alonso switching to Red bull next season, the head of Ferrari's management team Flavio Briatore said the Spaniard has no intention of quitting the team. Alonso was linked as a replacement of Red Bull driver Mark Webber, who will be quitting Formula One at the...
  • Paris court overturns Briatore's F1 ban March 26, 2010

    Paris: Former Renault team boss Flavio Briatore had his life ban from Formula One overturned on Tuesday when a French court ruled that the punishment was illegally imposed by the sport's governing body. The flamboyant Italian was banned in September by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) for a plot...
  • Briatore to sue Formula 1 for life ban March 26, 2010

    New Delhi: He kept quiet for a month but now Flavio Briatore has decided to sue Formula 1 for hitting him with a life ban. Briatore was banned by the sport's governing body for fixing the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix by asking driver Nelson Piquet Jr to crash his car. Briatore...
  • Briatore to take legal action against FIA October 19, 2009

    Sao Paulo: Former Renault team boss Flavio Briatore will seek to overturn his life ban from Formula One in a Paris court on Monday. "This decision is a legal absurdity and I have every confidence that the French courts will resolve the matter justly and impartially," Briatore said in...
  • Renault's ex-boss Briatore barred from motorsports September 23, 2009

    New Delhi: International playboy, formula one giant, billionaire go-getter 59-year-old Flavio Briatore is now just a disgraced outcast. The former Renault Team Boss is now barred from any FIA events for life - after being found guilty of race-fixing at last year's Singapore GP. The penalty for Briatore is that he...
  • Flavio Briatore 'distraught' by life ban, may sue: reports September 22, 2009

    Milan: Flavio Briatore is devastated by his life ban from Formula One for his role in a race-fixing scandal and may take legal action against motor sport's governing body, Italian media reported on Tuesday. The flamboyant former Renault team boss was handed the sentence by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) on...
  • F1: Renault get 2-year suspended ban March 26, 2010

    Paris: Renault escaped severe punishment on Monday for ordering former driver Nelson Piquet Jr to deliberately crash, receiving only a suspended two-year ban from Formula One's governing body. Flavio Briatore, who quit as team principal last week, was banned indefinitely from any F1 activities by the World Motor Sport Council. Engineering executive...
  • Formula One awaits race-fixing verdict September 21, 2009

    Paris: Renault's Formula One future is at stake when the team faces the sport's governing body on Monday to answer charges that they fixed last year's Singapore Grand Prix. The French manufacturer has said it will not contest accusations that the team ordered Brazilian Nelson Piquet to crash his car into...
  • Briatore says he sacrificed himself for Reault September 18, 2009

    London: Flavio Briatore said he sacrificed himself to save his Renault Formula One team but it will take more than the departure of a flamboyant Italian showman to repair the damage done by race-fixing revelations. "The worst act of cheating in the history of sport," declared the back page headline in...
  • All in the game? Famous cases of cheating in sport September 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Renault parted company with flamboyant team boss Flavio Briatore on Wednesday and said they would not contest charges they had fixed last year's Singapore Grand Prix by ordering a driver to crash. Here are some famous cases of cheating in sport: CHICAGO WHITE SOX After the heavily favored Chicago...
  • Renault bosses quit F1 team over race-fixing charges March 26, 2010

    London: Renault managing director Flavio Briatore and engineering executive director Pat Symonds left the Formula One team, which said on Wednesday it will not contest a charge that Nelson Piquet Jr. was ordered to crash in a race. Renault has been summoned to Paris by governing body FIA to answer allegations...
  • Piquet dropped by Renault, slams Briatore August 4, 2009

    London: Nelson Piquet delivered a furious parting shot to Renault boss Flavio Briatore on Monday after discovering he was being dropped by the Renault team. Piquet described Briatore, his manager as well as the team boss, as his "executioner" as he announced he would no longer be driving for Renault in...
  • F1 teams stand as one, says Ferrari President May 23, 2009

    Monaco: Formula One teams are united and agreed on a final position in a row with the governing body about the 2010 regulations, Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo said on Friday. "As always there's been a very good meeting, with a very good atmosphere and we are all together," he said...
  • Mittal poorer by $16 bn, heads list of super rich losers October 6, 2008

    London: The credit crunch has not even spared the richest man in the UK - steel baron Lakshmi N Mittal. Mittal's fortune has plummeted by $16 billion (₤9 billion) in just 120 days due to recession-hit stock market. According to The Sunday Times Rich List 2008, Mittal heads the list of 10...
  • Renault can still win this year, says Briatore March 26, 2008

    London: Former champions Renault can still win Grands Prix this year despite a difficult start to the Formula One season, team boss Flavio Briatore said on Tuesday. "I think so, yes, in Barcelona we have the new package and absolutely yes (we can win)," he said. Briatore was speaking after announcing a...