Renault F1 team boss Flavio Briatore has confirmed that he will be among the 'audience' at the latest hearing into the ongoing Formula One 'spy scandal', claiming that 'sooner or later' the affair would begin to affect the entire grid.

Briatore said it was his job to take an interest in the proceedings involving Ferrari and McLaren, and will be present at the appeal court hearing demanded by the Scuderia following last week's decision to clear McLaren of any wrongdoing in the affair.

"This story involves everybody sooner or later," the Italian told journalists at Friday's press conference in Hungary, "I want to know exactly what is going on because I think it is part of our job. I am in Formula One like McLaren and Ferrari.

"If you see the newspapers in the last two months, we are not talking about which drivers won the race, lost the race, [because] the spy story is predominating everything. Because we are part of this business, we demand to know exactly what is going on because it is probably damaging everybody a little bit, including me, including everybody. Stuff like this is not good for the sponsors, it is not good for anybody.

"We hope we find a final step and we hope something happens. I think that is the way we stop talking about that."

 

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