Ferrari dismisses Briatore team boss rumours

By: GMM

Ferrari's media guru and Fernando Alonso have dismissed rumours linking Flavio Briatore with the top job at the famous team.

Flavio Briatore with John Elkann, the new president of the Fiat Group
Flavio Briatore with John Elkann, the new president of the Fiat Group

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The Dutch website f1today.nl this week said Briatore, the disgraced and banned former Renault team boss who is still Spaniard Alonso's manager, is "in talks with Ferrari" about replacing current principal Stefano Domenicali.

The report quoted a source saying president Luca di Montezemolo is "furious" with Ferrari's progress in 2011 and wants to see more fundamental changes.

Alonso told Diario Sport newspaper in Canada that he knows nothing about the Briatore rumours.

"I am delighted with how everything is now," he insisted.

Ferrari spokesman Luca Colajanni was far less polite.

I often have to deal with rumours spread on websites

Luca Colajanni

He referred to the Briatore rumours whilst discussing Ferrari's reluctance to let its drivers use the social networking site Twitter.

"I often have to deal with rumours spread on websites, of which I don't know the source," the Italian said at the FOTA fan forum in Montreal on Thursday.

"I can mention one (rumour) from a Dutch website, which is complete bullshit," he added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso , Luca di Montezemolo , Flavio Briatore
Teams Ferrari
Tags briatore, colajanni, domenicali, ferrari