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Flavio Briatore

Italian Businessman
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Born Apr 12, 1950

Flavio Briatore is an Italian businessman. He started his career as a restaurant manager and insurance salesman in Italy. Briatore was convicted in Italy on several fraud charges in the 1980s, though the convictions were successively extinguished by an amnesty. Briatore set up a number of successful Benetton franchises as a fugitive in the Virgin Islands and the United States.… Read More

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    Guardian (UK) - Feb 22, 2016
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    Yahoo News - Dec 07, 2015
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    The Huffington Post - Jun 01, 2013
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    The Huffington Post - Apr 23, 2013

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1950 Birth Born on April 12, 1950.

TWENTIES

1979 29 Years Old Dutto was killed on 21 March 1979 in a car bomb attack by an unknown perpetrator. … Read More

THIRTIES

1984 34 Years Old In 1984, a court in Bergamo found Briatore guilty of various counts of fraud and he was fined and sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison. … Read More
1986 36 Years Old In 1986, in Milan, Briatore was sentenced to 3 years for fraud and conspiracy for his role in a team of confidence tricksters who, over a number of years, set up rigged gambling games using fake playing cards. … Read More

FORTIES

1994 44 Years Old …  The Times observed that Briatore knew Schumacher could be the best and built a team around him at Benetton that eventually beat the Williams driver Damon Hill to the World Championship after Ayrton Senna was killed at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Schumacher went on to win at Spa in and again at Estoril in before claiming the World Drivers' Championship in and. The Benetton team won the World Constructors' Championship in 1995. … Read More
1999 49 Years Old Briatore has a reputation as a talent-scout, and probably his greatest 'find' has been Fernando Alonso. Briatore met with the teenage Spaniard in 1999.

FIFTIES

2001 51 Years Old As his manager, Briatore secured him a race drive with Minardi in 2001, and promoted him to test-driver for Renault in 2002.
2003 53 Years Old 1 More Event
For 2003, Briatore fired race-driver Jenson Button and replaced him with Alonso. When he replaced Button the outcry was huge, but Briatore stated, 'Time will tell if I am wrong.' With Alonso, Renault won both the driver's and constructor's championships in 2005 and 2006. … Read More
2004 54 Years Old Briatore also acts as manager for Mark Webber and formerly managed Jarno Trulli, Nelson Piquet, Jr. and Heikki Kovalainen. Despite winning the 2004 Monaco Grand Prix, Trulli was dropped from Renault by Briatore and replaced by Giancarlo Fisichella.
2006 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2006, Renault F1's new president Alain Dassas stated that having a contract with Briatore for 2007 was 'a key factor' in securing the company's commitment to the sport; 'and we will do everything to ensure Flavio stays.'
In 2007 he even went so far as to suggest that Grands Prix be split into two separate races as in the GP2 series.
2008 58 Years Old 1 More Event
Briatore married the 'Wonderbra' model Elisabetta Gregoraci on 14 June 2008. The driver of the bridal car was Fernando Alonso. After the ceremony, Alonso drove the newlyweds to the reception at the Castello di Torcrescenza in Rome. Gregoraci gave birth to their son Falco Nathan in Nice, France in 2010.
In August 2009, Briatore was heavily criticised by Nelson Piquet, Jr., the son of three-time F1 champion Nelson Piquet, after Piquet Jr. was removed from the Renault team. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

In 2010, a Turin court ordered Briatore rehabilitated, which by Italian Criminal Code results in the extinction "of any criminal effect of the conviction"
2014 64 Years Old 1 More Event
On 20 March 2014 he said it was wrong to let the car manufacturers succeed in their push for the all-new regulations, featuring 'greener' engines that use less fuel. "They delegated the writing of rules to engineers who do not care about the fans or entertainment, If Formula One does not change again in the near future, then the audience will be lost. … Read More
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