Alonso says Briatore return would be good for F1

Fernando Alonso and Flavio Briatore 2006 F1 world champions

Fernando Alonso and Flavio Briatore 2006 F1 world champions

Disgraced former F1 team principal¬†Flavio Briatore would be a good addition as Formula 1 finds its direction for the future according to Fernando Alonso, the sport’s highest paid and arguably most highly rated driver.

Recently, a man always closely aligned with the trajectory of Alonso’s career – Briatore – was linked with a return to the sport as chairman of a new popularity working group.

It comes amid a period of introspection for Formula 1 as it grapples with popularity at the crossover of the sport’s old model with new, greener rules and the social media era. Alonso said 2014 has been a “tough year” for him.

According to Tuttosport, Alonso thinks Briatore – a highly controversial figure within Formula 1 – could help the sport at this time.

“Flavio has often had winning ideas; I think he is a brilliant person,” said the Spaniard. “He always has a very clear vision of how to solve problems. To me, he is someone who could help this sport a lot.” (GMM)