Apr.21 (GMM) Flavio Briatore has revealed he has no intention of attempting to reconcile his broken relationship with former F1 colleague Max Mosley.
In his last year of FIA presidency in 2009, Mosley oversaw the imposition of ousted Renault team boss Briatore’s lifetime ban over the crashgate scandal.
But Mosley has since turned 70 and is now effectively retired, replaced by Jean Todt who has halted crashgate by agreeing to end Briatore’s ban in 2013.
Italian Briatore, now 60, also celebrated a birthday this month, and is currently at home with his model wife Elisabetta and their newly born son Falco.
But he told the Italian magazine Chi that he is not interested in making up 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),” the Italian added, “my friend of 20 years. Thanks to him, the FIA can now quietly and serenely breathe new air.”
Briatore, who has always maintained his innocence despite conspirators Pat Symonds and Nelson Piquet admitting to plotting the deliberate crash of Singapore 2008, said he is not about to forgive the stain on his reputation.
“It was very bad for my story. I suffered an injustice. But the truth, the power of the truth, wins every time,” he insisted.