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Dodgy Business

The Flav Speak and what it all means for Renault

For a seasoned old hand's dose of reality, often off record, there's Frank Williams. For reasoned, considered explanation, there's Ron Dennis. And for a sound bite or a laugh, there's Flavio Briatore. At Renault's Monaco launch, he didn't disappoint.

Flav - tall, strong on hair retention, wicked lopsided grin, perma-tan - cuts an imposing figure. Only Flav would get away with launch garb of stonewashed black jeans topped by navy jacket with grey trim - the kind first worn in the seventies by purveyors of dubious sandwiches on the London-Newcastle high-speed train.

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