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Briatore: “Mosley is reaping what he sowed” UPDATE Correction, Briatore's girlfriend is expecting his 2nd child not first.  Model Heidi Klum dated Flavio Briatore starting in 2002. In the autumn of 2003, Klum announced she was pregnant by Briatore. The same day she made this announcement, Briatore was photographed kissing Fiona Swarovski, a jewelry heiress. Klum and Briatore split shortly thereafter.

Klum gave birth to her first child, Helene "Leni" Boshoven Klum (now Samuel) on May 4, 2004 in New York City, New York. According to Klum, Briatore, Leni's biological father, is not involved in the child's life; she has stated emphatically that "Seal is Leni's father."

In early 2004, while still pregnant, Klum began a relationship with musician Seal. Klum and Seal married on May 10, 2005, on a beach in Mexico. They have three biological children together: sons Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel (born September 15, 2005) and Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel (born November 22, 2006) and daughter Lou Sulola Samuel (born October 9, 2009). In 2009, Seal officially adopted Leni, and her last name was changed to Samuel.

Flavio Briatore says he was not involved in cheating scandal
01/06/10 Flavio Briatore has been hitting the airwaves in a limited way over the last 24 hours, after his victory over the FIA in the Tribunale de Grande Instance in Paris, which overturned the lifetime ban imposed by the FIA World Motor Sport Council last September. He spoke about his feelings on former FIA president Max Mosley’s role in his ban and he said point blank that he was not involved in the crash fixing scandal which rocked the sport last season.

In a telephone interview on Italian TV station RAI, he spoke more openly about Max Mosley than he has so far elsewhere,

“Will I come back to F1? At the moment I’m only interested in Formula Bambino (his first child, a boy, is due in three months),” he said.

“I’m much more tranquil now, the harm that the decision of the FIA did to me was great, the harm Mosley did very great indeed.”

Briatore added that he has no “thoughts of a vendetta” against Mosley, but said, “Now Mosley is reaping what he sowed. The decision (of the Paris court) has given me back my freedom and my dignity, things which Mosley took away from me in a vile way. Let’s enjoy this moment.”

He also appeared this morning on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, where he was pressed to own up whether he was involved in the Singapore crash plot or not,

“I am not involved at all, if you take the FIA investigation. That’s all I’m allowed to say at this moment, ” he said, on two occasions.

“I have no desire to get back into Formula 1, I’m happy to have my dignity back. The last six months have been a very difficult period for me.”

The FIA still has the opportunity to appeal the court’s decision and is weighing up its options. JamesAllenonF1

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