FIA: no action over Briatore remarks

Posted: September 21, 2006 by Neeraj in Drivers, Fernando Alonso, FIA, Flavio Briatore, Formula-One, Max Mosely, Monza, RaceTracks, Renault, Team Chief, Teams

Flavio BriatoreAs reported on

The FIA has decided that there is no need to take action against Flavio Briatore over the controversial comments he made after the Italian Grand Prix, has learned that following a statement issued by Briatore claiming that his comments had been said as a joke, and then an interview he did the week after Monza to express his full faith in the governance of the sport, the matter has now had a line drawn underneath it.

“Both let their emotions get to them,” said FIA President Max Mosley. “In the heat of the moment they said some impulsive stuff. Considering the circumstances, sometimes you need to be tolerant.” He said: “I think on some occasions Flavio spoke in an over-excited manner. But, to be fair with him, he subsequently and promptly corrected his quotes.”

Very convenient. Say something really serious, then back-track from it saying it was “misinterpreted” and you are scott-free !

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  1. Haas says:

    Lol, I expected this… you dont survive 20 odd years in F1 without learning the tricks of the trade… I think he knew exactly what to say to correct what he had said in the first place… anyway the issue is done and dusted now.

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