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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 12 April 1950Verzuolo, Piedmont, Italy
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Flavio Briatore was born on April 12, 1950 in Verzuolo, Piedmont, Italy. He is an actor, known for Videocracy (2009), Deutschland gegen Italien - Das Duell (2011) and The Four Year Plan (2011). He has been married to Elisabetta Gregoraci since June 14, 2008. They have one child. He was previously married to Marcy Schlobohm.

Spouse (2)

Elisabetta Gregoraci (14 June 2008 - present) (1 child)
Marcy Schlobohm (26 August 1983 - 17 November 1987) (divorced)

Trivia (11)

Daughter Leni, was born on May 5, 2004, in New York. Her mother is model Heidi Klum.
Briatore was son of two teachers. He met Luciano Benetton in stock and after that he moved to USA, where he did PR work for Benetton Clothes. Briatore visited Formula 1 GP first time in 1988 and after while Luciano Benetton hired Briatore to run his F1 team. Briatore won two driver championships with Michael Schumacher (1994, 1995) and one manufacturers championship in 1995. From 2002 Briatore worked as team-boss of Renault (former Benetton) and won both championship and manufacturers titles in 2005 and 2006. Fernando Alonso won the drivers title. For season 2007, Briatore hired young Finn Heikki Kovalainen to pair with experienced Italian driver Giancarlo Fisichella.
He has worked with Italian designer Angelo Galosso. Briatore launched Billionaire Couture for men in 2005, designer was Galosso.
He is also manager of various F1 drivers, including Mark Webber.
He was manager of F1 team Benetton in 1990s and Renault team from 2002.
He worked for Benetton Clothes in USA in 1980s.
Team Managing Director, Renault.
2010: a son with wife Elisabetta Gregoraci, named Nathan Falco to be born.
His younger brother is a farmer in Piedmont, near Cuneo.
Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
Resigned from Renault F1 team in 2009.

Personal Quotes (3)

Work is the most romantic thing there is.
Formula One is not just about sport and technology. What attracts people is the glamour, the lifestyle, the drama.
Commenting about Michael Schumacher's return to Formula 1 in 2010: You don't race faster if you colour your hair.

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