Flavio Briatore intends to take the Piquets to court following his successful appeal against a lifetime ban from Formula One.
Briatore was given the ban by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council for his involvement in the ‘crashgate’ scandal at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. This ban was overturned by a Parisian court yesterday and Briatore has stated his intention to pursue legal action against the Piquets.
“The bad that has been done to me won't be forgotten in one day,” Briatore told Italian paper Gazzetto dello Sport.
The ex-Renault chief then went on to attack former FIA president Max Mosley for his part in the FIA’s action.
"It was a case of vengeance from Mosley, who has always managed the FIA and the World Council as if it was private property," said Briatore. "He had reassured me, telling me they understood I didn't have anything to do with that story. Then came that verdict. It was an ignoble thing after 18 years of F1.
"First Mosley tried to make me lose titles, first with Schumi [Michael Schumacher] then with Alonso, and then to destroy me with this story."