Briatore, who entered Formula 1 back in 1989 as Benetton F1's commercial Director, told the official F1 site about his future plans in Formula 1: "My plan is – well I don't know really – and I never said that to the Italian newspapers. We are living in a very crucial moment in Formula One. I believe with this crisis we have something that makes everybody tick, and what I want is to make sure we give Formula One the possibility to survive this crisis – and to change the business.
"I think that we have a responsibility to the people working for us to give them a future. We have never had a moment like this in history and I want to be part of this change in Formula One. This is what I want to do, whatever it takes. It is a unique opportunity. After that we will see."
12/13/08 Asked by reporters if he would ever work for champions Ferrari, Briatore said: "I like to beat Ferrari but when my team doesn't win, being Italian, I obviously support Ferrari.
"But I don't think I will go to work at Maranello, especially as in two years I will stop."
Briatore also hailed Formula One's agreement to cut costs during the global financial crisis.
"The new rules will make Formula One more exciting and human. I agree that the constructors, in order to try to avoid the crisis, have given a good example by trying new ideas."