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Briatore: 'If I had the money, I'd take Verstappen and Leclerc'

Briatore: 'If I had the money, I'd take Verstappen and Leclerc'

29 March - 12:08 Last update: 12:35
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Flavio Briatore is back in Formula 1 as an ambassador and tweener. The flamboyant Italian was formerly team boss of Benetton and Renault and is known for not mincing his words. Even if he has to choose between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, he has his mind ready.

GP Saudi Arabia one of the most beautiful races

During his absence, Formula 1 has changed a lot, he analyzes with Italian RadioRai. He sees especially big changes in America, which is rediscovering Formula 1. For example, the Miami Grand Prix was sold out within three months. According to the former team boss, these are all good developments.

The spectacular races also help this. "Last year we closed the world championship with an incredible GP and this year we started first with a Ferrari one-two and then with the race in Saudi Arabia, one of the most beautiful races in recent times," said Briatore.

Verstappen best driver in Formula 1

In Saudi Arabia, the eyes were mainly on Verstappen and Leclerc who had wonderful battles on the track. If Briatore had to step back into the role of team boss and choose one of the drivers, he is clear. "I would take Verstappen."

According to Briatore, the Dutchman is the best driver in Formula 1. According to him, we saw that last season. Verstappen has more experience, he fought for a world championship and he is the champion. "But if I had the money, I would take them both."

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