Flavio Briatore is an emotional man, so when he came out against Brawn GP like the way he did it wasnt a surprise for most. According to Flavio Briatore, Brawn GP , Williams and Toyota (The diffuser teams) are ruining F1 by making sure that other teams arent able to catch up. Flavio Briatore had this outburst just on the even of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend.
“I don’t know how we can say we have credibility,” Briatore exclaimed.
“It is impossible to recover the ground we have lost on those teams. In three or four races the championship will be decided and I don’t know what the interest of the TV viewers will be when Button has 60 points and Nakajima has 50. It will be better to listen only on radio and watch something else.”
He said that the 2009 formula one season is dull and has been ruined by the likes of Brawn GP. He even attacked Jenson Button saying :
“The drivers in our teams have been and are world champions, while the championship is now fought between a driver who was almost retired and another one who is a good guy but a paracarro (A concrete milepost)”
He further slammed the FIA who have been proposing budget cuts for acting in a Hypocritical manner.
“Just when there’s talk of setting a budget cap to 30 million, we’ve spent 15m for KERS and 10m more for the diffusers. We’re left with five to travel and to pay the employees.”
Meanwhile, Jenson Button who had indeed been written off by anyone and everyone also had something to say about the issue.
“It hurts the credibility of Formula One. He also needs to remember that he tried to employ me for this year.” Jenson Button said
“He’s obviously a very angry man after the diffuser issues, he’s obviously very disappointed that he hasn’t produced a car that’s as competitive as ours.
“We’ve produced a very competitive car because of the workforce we’ve got and you can’t take that away from them.”
Lets see if the other teams join this unique war of words.