Flavio Briatore, flamboyant Italian, former team boss for Benetton and Renault, and manager to Mark Webber has made an interesting comment to Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport, "Webber tells me he will start very strongly. He said the tests have been fruitful and that the machine is very good, "
Briatore was banned from Formula 1 indefinitely after he disputed allegations of the crash-gate saga of 2008 where he and technical director Pat Symonds instructed Piquet Jr. to crash his Renault near the Marina Bay stand in Singapore just after Alonso, his team mate, exits the pits. This was so that Fernando Alonso could gain an advantage and he went on to win that race.
The indefinite ban was the harshest punishment accorded to anyone by the governing body of the sport but was later overturned by a French court.