According to accusations, Briatore ordered his driver Nelson Piquet Jr to crash in the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, helping his team-mate Fernandlo Alonso win the race. Briatore was both boss and manager to both drivers, and when Piquet blew the whistle, Flavio was kicked out of the sport by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, the international governing body that supervises the sport.
Briatore has since won an appeal against the FIA in French courts, but says he'll never manage another F1 team again. Instead, he's suing the FIA again for damages caused to his reputation and to his driver management business. He may be cleared to race again, but Briatore's out for blood.