Imola Race Good for F1, Says Briatore

Renault team boss Flavio Briatore praised the fight between Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher at Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix, saying their battle was good for Formula One

Imola Race Good for F1, Says Briatore

Alonso and Schumacher gave the sport a fight to remember at the Imola race.

The World Champion completed a thrilling recovery from 13th place, erasing a gap of over 20 seconds to stick right behind Alonso's rear wing with 10 laps remaining.

The Spanish driver kept Schumacher at bay with mastery, slowing down in corners with overtaking opportunities to deny the Ferrari driver a chance to pass.

"You can say it's better for the sport, for Formula One," said Briatore, whose team have dominated this season, winning all races so far. "I believe everybody enjoyed it. Maybe that will not the case in Barcelona. I think it was a very good race, maybe you will see a different race in Barcelona."

Despite having won all races so far, Briatore said the season it is not being easy.

"We wanted to win this race, especially here," Briatore added. "It is always tough, even at the moment you cannot say it is not tough. In sport everything is tough. We are fighting the best people in the world, you have to respect everybody."

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