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Briatore plays down Pirelli talk

Flavio Briatore plays down talk of a return to F1 with Pirelli
Flavio Briatore has played down talk that suggested he could make a return to the F1 paddock with Pirelli.

Briatore hasn't been involved with the sport since the Singapore race-fixing scandal saw him hit with a ban by the FIA, along with Pat Symonds.

The French publication Auto Hebdo had suggested that the charismatic Italian could take up a role with Pirelli when they make their return to F1 in place of Bridgestone for 2011 but the former Renault boss moved to deny that was the case.

“Pirelli will be in F1 next year but I have no contact with them,” he said. “Why? I don't know, but not now, in another life perhaps.”

Briatore currently has two drivers from his management stable involved in the fight for the 2010 F1 title in the shape of Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber.

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September 16, 2010 9:56 AM
Last Edited 640 days ago

One of the sport's biggest cheats coming back with the tyre manufacturer ....great :rolleyes: Getting rid of him (although have we?) and Max was a good start, Todt and Bernie next hopefully :)

19Krpm - Unregistered

September 18, 2010 5:40 AM

If Flav is allowed to return to F1 then I would like to see Piquet Jr returning to F1 to beat whoever Flav loser associates himself with. Piquet Jr was the only driver who repeteadly beat Hamilton or gave him a run for his money, during their time in the feeding series. Have you all forgotten that? No other driver even came close to Piquet than Hamilton. Piquet's self-inflicted collision was a laughable joke, compared to Scmhukers intentional and borderline fatal move on Barrichello as well as tenths of other events during his career and got away with it. Schmuker is a disgrace for F1 and if Flav returns, I am done with F1 for good.

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