Briatore to decide future this month

Sat, 5 August 2006, 04:25

Flavio Briatore says he must decide this month whether or not to continue as Renault’s F1 boss.

The 56-year-old Italian, who in July had a malignant tumour removed from his left kidney, revealed in Budapest that he has informed the French carmaker’s CEO Carlos Ghosn that a decision is coming.

”I am responsible for 900 people, who count on me,” Briatore said. ”I do not want to let them down.

”But I also work for my own satisfaction and for results. For me, money will never decide my future.”

The team’s principal also vented his frustration about the ‘mass damper’ controversy, and is clearly pinning the blame not only on the FIA but also a certain rival.

”Someone copied our system,” Briatore explained, ”but didn’t do a very good job so instead they accuse us of doing something wrong.

”I will be interested to see if some victories keep their value.”

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