Once upon a time on usenet M2T wrote:
> On 23/08/2018 17:20, M2T wrote:
>> Fred is claiming he was offered Ricciardo's Red Bull seat and turned
>> it down.
>> Horner says he wasn't.
> Joe Saward's response to Fred's claim
> "...Well, I'll tell you a story. In Baku I was talking to a senior Red
> Bull Racing individual known as Christian and Flavio Briatore
> approached: "Oh God," Christian said (Sorry if this sounds like
> Pilgrim's Progess). "He's trying to sell me Alonso again. We don't
> want him." I was not surprised by responded: "You don't want him?".
> Christian looked to the skies and said: "We have no interest in him
> at all". I will leave it to you to figure out who is telling the truth in
From what I can gather Horner *did* have a meeting with Flavio about Alonso
a wee while back and Flavio over-represented Red Bulls interest to Alonso.
So, when Alonso made the statement he fully believed he'd been made an offer
(and got very upset when Horner dismissed it out of hand - with insults to
So the answer to the titular question is Flavio Briatore.
"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)