Ex-F1 team boss Flavio Briatore could be on his way back to the series after suggesting a return was incoming via social media.

The Italian businessman previously served as the managing director of the Benetton Formula 1 team, before making a comeback to the series in 2000 after Renault’s purchase of Benetton.

He later resigned from his role in 2009, following Nelson Piquet Jr’s reveal that he had been told to crash deliberately at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, thus aiding Fernando Alonso’s ultimately successful bid for the race win.

Briatore was initially banned from FIA-sanctioned events indefinitely, although that was later overturned and he was compensated.

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