Briatore not interested in Formula 1 comeback

Formula One World Championship, Rd 6,  Monaco Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Thursday 26 May 2011.

Flavio Briatore

Former team boss Flavio Briatore has played down the possibility of a return to Formula 1.

The flamboyant Italian left the sport amid disgrace and the ‘crashgate’ scandal, but in the wake of his lifted ban he has been linked several times with a return.

But Briatore, 63, told the British magazine Formula 1 Racing: “I know everything that’s going on and I know to have a team at this moment makes no sense financially.”

“So, there is no reason for me to come back to Formula 1. Now I have a son, three years old, I’m working 20 hours a day for different businesses, different investments, different situations, both here and over in America; I’m very happy,” he added.