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Briatore: "Mosley Is No Example in His Private Life"

Renault boss Flavio Briatore hit back at FIA president Max Mosley for his “loonies” jibe over the FOTA members last week, arguing that last year's report of British newspaper News of the World is reason enough for the 69-year old Englishman not to get personal with anyone within the Great Circle.

Max is going personal all the time. I'm too much of a gentleman to go personal. If he wants to go personal, I have a lot to say about Max. I know. He needs to stop insulting people. I don't want to personally describe what Max is because in his private life we have already had a demonstration of what he was in the News of the World," said Briatore, according to British publication AUTOSPORT.

If he is talking about lunatics and stuff like that, he needs to watch himself, to just do the best job possible for him, the teams and not go personal, insulting me, the people from FOTA, the people from ACEA. It's enough. If there is somebody who needs to be very quiet in their personal life, it's him because for sure he is not a (good) example, to be president with what he has in his personal life. "He needs to stop making it personal all the time,” added the Italian boss.

While insisting that the FOTA did everything it could to prevent this situation from happening – meaning the political chaos the sports finds itself in – he also made it very clear that the time for a potential deal with the FIA has passed. Regardless of what will happen during this week's WMSC meeting in Paris, Briatore revealed the FOTA members are only focusing on setting up a rival series for 2010.

We have tried to compromise, we have opened the door, we have tried everything. We have had the door closed in our face. The agreement has not been done by FOTA; it has been done by the manufacturers. All the ACEA people. I don't think the World Council will change anything regarding the FOTA teams,” concluded Briatore.
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