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Briatore will leave Renault F1 `in two years`.

Flavio Briatore has admitted that he is to leave his post at the head of Renault's Formula 1 operation at the end of the 2010 campaign.

The revelation came after Briatore was asked about whether he would ever switch teams to work for Ferrari, to which he responded by telling international news agency Reuters: “I like to beat Ferrari but when my team doesn't win, being Italian, I obviously support Ferrari.

“I don't think I will go to work at Maranello, though, especially as in two years I will stop.”

Question marks have been raised in recent years about Briatore's health, and as he will turn 60 in 2010, it is perhaps not a huge surprise that he has announced his intention to call it quits. He also professed himself enthusiastic about the sport's recent landmark resolution to dramatically cut costs [see separate story – click here].

“The new rules will make Formula 1 more exciting and human,” he underlined. “I agree that the constructors, in order to try to avoid the crisis, have given a good example by trying new ideas.”


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Ed - Unregistered

December 15, 2008 7:55 PM

Dear Lex... Whay take one of the best Drivers out of it? be more constructive please. If Flavio leaves will be a big loss for the sport... it is not likeable, but is a hell of a manager.

Matt .

December 15, 2008 1:35 PM

We all knew this was coming. Maybe Renault and Alonso can pull out one last championship before the guy leaves. But what will Flav do after leaving F1? I guess he''ll just have to sit around with Elisabetta... how awful! :p



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