Thread: Flavio Briatore
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      09-17-2010, 12:16 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by UltimateBMW View Post
Not disagree'ing with this. Just curious who instigated the idea.
Piquet Jr. came up with the idea. Went to Pat Symonds and then presented the idea to Briatore - all because his contract was in jeopardy with Renault and wanted to seem like a team player...

While it doesn't surprise me in the least that Flavio agreed to it, I was SHOCKED that Pat Symonds was involved and agreed to it. If I was a betting girl, I'd bet that Witness X was Bob Bell, their Technical Director at the time (and still with the team).