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Renault CEO Secures Briatore's Alpine Comeback

Briatore’s Shocking Return to Alpine F1 Confirmed

30/05/2024

Flavio Briatore’s anticipated return to Alpine F1 as a supervisor could mark a significant shift, bringing both expertise and controversy from his storied past.

The rumour has been circulating all day but required multiple verifications before mentioning it due to its seemingly incredible nature: Flavio Briatore is indeed on the verge of returning to Enstone, at Alpine F1.

For the former Benetton and Renault F1 boss, who was at the centre of one of the biggest cheating scandals (Singapore 2008), setting foot back in his old team seemed unimaginable to most people with common sense.

Yet, Luca de Meo, CEO of the Renault group, has managed to secure Briatore’s return in a supervisory role (or as a super consultant) to help turn the team around. He would thus be working alongside Bruno Famin, the team’s director.

The Italian knows Enstone well and has managed the relationships between the factory and Viry Châtillon to lead the team to multiple world titles (1995 – 2004 and 2005 with Renault, 1994 with Ford).

Throughout the day, Alpine F1 refused to confirm or deny the news, issuing the same statement to all media:

“As a team, we are in frequent contact with a number of industry experts to improve overall performance.”

“We consider all relevant contributions and, when appropriate, seek advice from people with experience and success. We cannot comment on individual matters.”

Thus, we await an official confirmation from the French team, but there is no doubt that this return is likely to make many uncomfortable, as Singapore 2008 remains deeply etched in memories…

Renault CEO Secures Briatore's Alpine Comeback

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