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F1 Podcast: Why Renault's made such a controversial signing

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Another surprising move by the Alpine F1 team is the focus of the latest edition of The Race F1 Podcast. 

Flavio Briatore's return to the Renault-owned team is a controversial move given his history and the events of Singapore 2008, but we delve into the reasons why it has happened. 

Scott Mitchell-Malm and Damien Smith, the author of the book Benetton: Rebels of Formula 1 and therefore an expert in the Enstone team and Briatore's past there, join Edd Straw to look at the decision from all angles. 

We explain his role, the value he can bring to the team and delve into the broader questions of whether it's right to return given the circumstances of his departure 15 years ago.

The strange story of Renault considering making Alpine into a customer team and its recent encouraging progress is also discussed.

The Race F1 Podcast is available free to subscribe to from all good podcast suppliers, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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