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Flavio Briatore had left Renault: the true story of the most unlucky man in the world

Stories and News No.53:

The Story:

This is the story of a successful manager.
He was born in 1950 in Verzuolo, in the
province of Cuneo and his parents gave him the name Flavio.
He shows great tenacity since the beginning, opening a restaurant.

It closed for too many debts, but this was undoubtedly a case.
After a period as a salesman of insurance policies in Saluzzo, finally our hero enters the world he deserves: the entrepreneurship.
He starts working with a financier and builder, Attilio Dutto, who had taken the Paramatti paints, former company of Michele Sindona.
Bad fate, Attilio Dutto is killed with a bomb attached to the ignition of his car.
This does not stop the rise of Flavio, who moved to
Milan and begins attending the Stock Exchange. Here he is friend to Achilles Caproni, of the "notorious" Caproni Aircraft and becomes adviser of the CGI (Industrial General Company), Caproni’s holding company.
However the usual misfortune befalls him: Flavio advises Caproni to buy the Paramatti and what happens? The company cracks...
Several group companies go bankrupt, workers end up in layoffs and banks and creditors remain with a hole of 14 billion of old lire.
The successful manager does not surrender, but the tragedies are not over, because he is later sentenced in first instance at 1 year and 6 months to 3 years in
Milan and Bergamo. The prosecution says he is the head of what the judges called the Milan group, dedicated apparently to intercept wealthy lords and cheat them.
Nevertheless, nothing stops our hero and without thinking too much he prepares the bags and moves to the
Virgin Islands, before returning to Italy after an amnesty.
There, thanks to his friend Luciano Benetton, he starts opening a shop of Benetton mark.
Someone said that more than one tried to warn Luciano about the not very lucky past of Flavio, but he ever ignored them.
The rich businessman was not superstitious in that time. He became later.
So, in the early nineties, the protagonist of this story is appointed sporting director of Benetton Formula 1 team and in 1994/1995 he won the world championship with Michael Schumacher, to prove that he deserves his nickname.
Not always, but sometimes yes.
Okay, not sometimes, just one.
Maybe you will say that it is not enough for a nickname... but we go forward.
In 2003, the jinx comes back to bite: prosecutor Woodcock asks for his detention as part of an investigation involving many
VIPs with an undergrowth of undue pressure to ministers persons, but the Judge for Preliminary Investigations stops all for incompetence by territory.
The rest is a recent fact: on 10 September a
transcript of Nelson Piquet Jr's first statement to the FIA made at their Headquarters in Paris on 30 July is published by (the F1 Supporters Association). In the transcript, Piquet Jr. states that he was asked by Flavio and Symonds to crash his car at a specific corner.
On 16 September the Renault F1 team announced it would not be contesting the charges at the meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris on 21 September, and stated that Flavio has left the team.
These are the adventures of Flavio, Flavio Briatore.
He is a successful manager… unless the jinx doesn’t hit him.

Flavio Briatore has revealed that he quit Formula One to save Renault in the race-fixing scandal.
The Renault team principal walked away as a disgraced outcast after the team decided they would not defend him against race-fixing charges.
Briatore insists he sacrificed himself, telling The Mirror: 'I was just trying to save the team. It's my duty. That's the reason I'm finished.'

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