MX23RW : Monday, November 23 23:04:13| >> :600:311265:311265:

F1 drivers 'not the same' as in the past - Briatore

F1 drivers 'not the same' as in the past - Briatore
© Reuters
Flavio Briatore has lamented the way Formula 1 drivers have changed since his days in Formula 1.

Flavio Briatore has lamented the way Formula 1 drivers have changed since his days in Formula 1.

The former Renault boss said he helped Fernando Alonso arrange his 2021 return to the sport.

"I am very pleased with Fernando's return," he told Spanish broadcaster Antena 3.

"We worked together, yes, we worked together for his return. Fernando and I are family."

Briatore recalls how he "immediately" recognised Spaniard Alonso's skill when he first met him as a teenager, and thinks the contrast between today's drivers and those of the previous generation is stark.

"Everything has changed since I was there," said the Italian.

"The drivers are not the same. If you don't see them in their suits, you don't recognise them.

"Before, there were great personalities and a fighting spirit - now everything is much more organised, much more clinical."

ID:422979:cQx

Click here for more stories about Flavio Briatore

Click here for more stories about Renault

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Fernando Alonso pictured in January 2020
Read Next:
Alonso to resume F1 testing on Sunday
>
Latest Sports Video

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Champions League
Championship
Scottish Premiership
League One
League Two
National League
National League North
National League South
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Belgian Pro League
Norwegian Eliteserien
NIFL Premiership
Segunda Division
Ligue 2
Eerste Divisie
Copa Libertadores
Copa Sudamericana
Major League Soccer
Argentine Primera Division
Copa de la Liga Profesional
AFC Champions League
NFL
1.15am
Rams
@
Buccaneers

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!