Flavio is going to take a back-seat after the 2008 season according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I was pushed to carry on for two reasons. First, the fact that Renault’s new president (Carlos) Ghosn is fully behind the F1 project. Second, the team will lose (Fernando)Alonso so I preferred to give continuity to the work,” Briatore told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“But in 2008 I will delegate my appointment to someone else and I will stay away from the spotlights.”

Retaining Fisi is good for continuity and Flavio’s presence should also boost the stability they will need sans Fernando.  However; if Renault pull a coup and sign a Kimi or Michael, they will instantly gain the stability and confidence they need.  I believe Pat Symonds is a great guy who could take the helm but it will be interesting to see who they choose.

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