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    Jacques Villeneuve reportedly lodging his own F1 team entry for 2011
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    Jacques Villeneuve (left) is rumored to be supported in his F1 bid by Flavio Briatore (right)
    There are two ways to land an F1 seat: pay or get paid. The latter is largely reserved for the top drivers in the sport. The former involves raising enough sponsorship dough to pay both your salary and a ...

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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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    BREAKING: Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds leave Renault F1
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    Flavio Briatore might have wished that he had been a little kinder to client and former Renault F1 driver Nelson Piquet. After Piquet was sacked for non-performance following the Hungarian Grand Prix this year, he sought revenge by saying that Briatore and team engineering director Pat Symonds ...

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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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    Renault joins Ferrari with threats to leave Formula 1
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    Renault R29 F1 – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    After hinting at its displeasure, Renault has joined the the threats made by other manufacturer-supported teams (Ferrari chief among them) that they'll quit F1 if the FIA doesn't change its proposed rules for next season. The ...

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    Racing's biggest playboy is getting married
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    Not that we'd have any reason to, but if we had to make a list of the world's biggest playboys, Flavio Briatore would certainly rank in the top five. Certainly the biggest in the automotive industry. He's best known as team principal of Renault F1, but the Italian businessman also owns several ...

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    Despite visit from Heidi Klum, Audi DTM team loses at EuroSpeedway
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    Could supermodel Heidi Klum be a closet gearhead? Despite parting ways with Renault F1 bigwig Flavio Briatore, the camera-friendly celebrity appears to still have a thing for motorsports, having reportedly 'coptered in to chat with the Audi DTM crew at the EuroSpeedway over the weekend. Klum talked ...

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