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    Report: Italian gov't siezes Flavio Briatore's $22M yacht
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    The Italians don't play when it comes to tax evasion and financial crimes, with a special branch of the army called the Guardia di Finanza solely devoted to busting those who play with numbers. Flavio Briatore is one of the most recent big fish caught in the Guardia's net; his $22-million yacht, ...

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    FIA, Briatore put an end to legal saga
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    It's been a long, drawn-out affair extending back two years since the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. That's when then-Renault F1 chiefs Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds allegedly instructed their rookie driver Nelson Piquet Jr to crash on purpose and give the advantage to his world-champion wingman ...

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    Crashgate Keeps Gate Crashing: Piquets reportedly suing Briatore for libel
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    You didn't actually think we'd heard the last of Crashgate, did you? The scandal that rocked the Formula One racing world last season and well into the post-season involved the Renault F1 team, its driver Nelson Piquet, Jr. and its top executives Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds. For allegedly ...

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    Flavio Briatore suing the FIA... again?!
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    Flavio Briatore is out for blood. The flamboyant Italian billionaire and disgraced former director of the Renault Formula One team was kicked out of the sport by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) in the wake of the "Crashgate" affair involving Nelson Piquet Jr., but subsequently ...

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    Report: French court overturns F1 bans for Briatore and Symonds
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    Former Renault Formula One leads Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds
    It looks like 2010 is starting off as a better year for Flavio Briatore. According to Planet F1, a French court has overturned the lifetime ban on the former Renault Formula One head honcho, along with alleged co-conspirator Pat ...

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    BREAKING: Renault F1 placed on suspended two-year, Briatore banned indefinitely?
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    The World Motor Sports Council took only 90 minutes to reach a verdict in the case of Crashgate – wherein former driver Nelson Piquet, Jr. intentionally chucked his car into the wall at last year's Singapore GP to hand the win to Renault teammate Fernando Alonso. Realizing that Renault was ...

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    More Musical Chairs: Renault F1 replaces Piquet with Grosjean pending FIA penalty appeal
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    From left to right: Fernando Alonso, Flavio Briatore, Romain Grosjean and Nelsinho Piquet launch the 2009 Renault R29Click above for high-res image gallery
    Typically, most of the drivers who start a Fomula One season are the ones who carry it through to the end. But this has turned out to be ...

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    More F1 teams joins boycott call for 2010 regulation changes
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    Yesterday, we brought you news that Toyota could quit Formula One if FIA president Max Mosley's proposal for a two-tiered budget system is put in place. But the Japanese team based in Germany – currently enjoying its best season so far – isn't the only one making noise. Ferrari has ...

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    Rumormill: Pending F1 diffuser decision will favor Brawn, Williams, Toyota
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    Formula 1 so far this year has probably provided a lot more excitement than anyone expected, and in a change from the usual, this time a lot of it is good. The two races so far have seen a heap of on-track passing – and not just of backmarkers – as well as an inversion of the standings: ...

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    BREAKING: Alonso signs with Renault
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    UPDATE: Official press release from Renault confirming Alonso's return can be read after the jump. var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/motorsport/F1_driver_Fernando_Alonso_returns_to_Renault'; Emerging reports confirm that Fernando Alonso has signed a two-year contract with the Renault F1 Team, ...

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    Alonso to announce today, Ghosn throws wrench into the works
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    The motorsport press is reporting that Fernando Alonso will announce sometime today whose car he will be driving next season. The two-time world champion was recently released from his contract with McLaren-Mercedes, with whom he had a very tumultuous last season. Rumors have been circulating the ...

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