The man in the picture above has been romantically linked with some of the world’s most beautiful women; supermodels, perfect forms of sexuality… that guy in the picture. Yes he’s incredibly rich, but it’s still mind-boggling, until you realize that he’s also a creep. And women love rich creeps.
His name is Flavio Briatore, and he’s the manager of Benetton’s Formula 1 team, the co-founder of Bennetton, an international playboy extraordinaire, and a shady freak. He was involved in all sorts of strange dealings before he got hooked up with Luciano Benetton and somehow got his name in the history books as a “co-founder”. He was actually convicted of fraud in Italy back in the day, but he fled to the Virgin Islands and waited it out, living the good life there for a while.
But Briatore is more than just a bizarre looking shady dealer, he’s a danger to Formula 1 racing.
Check out this quote:
“The people in charge (of Formula 1) should be businessmen, as they are in Hollywood, not ex-engineers. Nothing costs more, and delivers less entertainment, than hidden technology. And that’s what engineers love most of all.”
Briatore has been outspoken about wanting more ‘entertainment’ in Formula 1, even though every so often, he completely loses interest in the sport and quits his position, only to come back a few months later and pretend to love it again.
Here’s the deal Flavio, if you want to make more money and ‘deliver more entertainment’, then go to Hollywood, or get involved in NASCAR, but don’t try to dumb down Formula 1 just because you don’t understand the complexities of the sport.
Am I right? Back me up here commenters.
Either way, despite all of this (or probably because of it), Flavio Briatore is amazingly successful with the ladies. So without further ado, here’s the good part, a pictorial list of his romantic relations:
So Flavio apparently only dates freakishly gorgeous supermodels. We all have our standards. Good for him. Lovely. Wonderful. Fine.
By the way, one more time for clarification; this is what Flavio Briatore looks like: