Furious Briatore vows to fight against odds: UPDATE

Posted: September 11, 2006 by Neeraj in Drivers, Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, FIA, Flavio Briatore, Formula-One, Michael Schumacher, Monza, RaceTracks, Renault, Shanghai, Team Chief, Teams

Flavio BriatoreAs reported on f1racing.net

A fuming Flavio Briatore vowed to fight against the odds and beat a ‘lucky’ Michael Schumacher to the championship. The Renault team boss also took the opportunity to blast F1 authorities for what he branded ‘interference’ beyond the sporting nature of F1.

“Fernando’s still in front and when we talk about the sport, the engine failure is just part of the sport we accept it,” Briatore said. “The other stuff, the interference in the sport is something we don’t accept. We go to China and we’ll fight as the sport, but we can’t do anything about that other stuff, the interference” he added.

Well, he and Alonso does have all the right in the world to be furious. It was indeed one of the most dubious decisions by the race stewards, something that even we didn’t believe in !


As reported on feedmef1.com

in a statement provided by the Renault press office, the team intimated that the media’s ‘reporting’ of the comments was at fault. Briatore is quoted as saying: ”These comments … have been completely taken out of context. ”A jokey remark has been turned into something it was not intended to be.”

Fernando Alonso said at Monza on Sunday evening: ”Now that Michael has announced his retirement, it is clear what they are trying to make happen.”

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  1. Taker says:

    Although i agree the decision was dubious, I think Flavio needs to be more restrained in his comments. Afterall, when it became apparant that the FIA was summoning him for an explanation, he backtracked. If you say something, u need to have the guts to stand by it or back it with evidence. Sadly, Flavio is more of the publicity seeking guy. He makes allegations but never backs them up with proof. I know he has the right to be furious but saying that the championship is fixed is to bring the championship that he is part of into disrepute. Does that mean Alonso’s championship last year was fixed too?
    Besides Ive noticed Flavio talks a lot to the media but never does anything to back up his claims. He said that he would be complaining to the FIA about the legality of the Ferrari Wheels. Im still waiting for that. Apparently he doesnt have enough evidence to prove that . but it is easy to talk bull before the media and convince people.
    Ive never seen Michael or Ferrari whine before the media when they were made to change their wings or when Michael received the same penalty as Alonso in Hungary or after the penalty at Monaco.
    I can understand Flavio is furious and i sympathise with the situation Alonso is in, but that doesnt give them the right to make wild allegations about the sport itself.

  2. Neeraj says:

    You had summed it up very well Taker.

    Talking about the authenticity of the sport that have given them [Flavio & Alonso] so much does not look good at all. Either for the sport or for the people associated with it.

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