• Flavio Briatore is poised to make a return to Formula 1 in 2022.
• The former team boss exited the sport after the 2008 'crashgate' scandal.
• Briatore's new role is yet to be announced.
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Flavio Briatore looks set to make a sensational return to Formula 1. The flamboyant 71-year-old left the sport in disgrace over a decade ago following the 'crashgate' scandal, but has since been given clearance to return.
But it seems it will not be as a team boss. Instead, Italian media claims he is being recruited by countryman and F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.
Video has emerged of a meeting between the two former team bosses.
"Stay tuned," said Domenicali.
Fellow Italian Briatore added: "A new chapter of F1 is about to begin. We will bring you the excitement, entertainment, joy and energy that this wonderful sport deserves."
It seems Briatore will have a high profile role in charge of entertainment at grands prix, involving sponsors, VIPs and the public.