Briatore & Mosley

Flavio Briatore might want to bury the hatchet with Max Mosley, but only if he can do so in the former FIA President’s back, it would seem!

One of Mosley’s final acts as FIA Dictator President was his involvement in the pursuit and imposition of the former Renault Team Principal’s lifetime motorsports ban in the wake of the ‘Crashgate’ affair.

Moseley’s successor, Jean Todt, has stopped further action and counter-appeals – Briatore successfully had his ban reduced on appeal – by agreeing to end Flavio’s ban in 2013.

Speaking with Italian magazine Chi, Flav said he was not interested in reconciling with Mosley.

"He sent me a text message to congratulate us on the birth of Falco, but Mosley is part of my former life. In my future there will be no place for him," said Briatore.

"I’m happy for Jean [Todt], my friend of 20 years," he added. “Thanks to him, the FIA can now quietly and serenely breathe new air."

Briatore has stubbornly maintained his innocence in the entire saga in spite of the testimony from both Nelson Piquet Jr and Pat Symonds admitting in their testimony that they conspired with him to plan and execute the cheating affair at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.

"It was very bad for my story. I suffered an injustice. But the truth, the power of the truth, wins every time," he insisted.

And whose truth might that be, Flav?

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.