The colourful career of Flavio Briatore

The colourful career of Flavio Briatore

Disgraced former Renault team boss Flavio Briatore, according to the life sentence handed down by the FIA, has now been consigned to F1 history. Tony Dodgins takes a look back at his colourful career in the sport

So, Flavio is gone. Part of F1 history these past 20 years, he now can't spectate in an area under FIA jurisdiction, let alone run teams or manage drivers.

He was not a team principal in the manner of a Frank Williams or a Ron Dennis, not a purist, a racer, and almost from day one you wondered what the story was.

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