Motor racing-Briatore wants to stay friends with Ecclestone

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By Alan Baldwin LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Renault team boss Flavio Briatore refuses to allow his friendship with Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone be soured by plans for a breakaway championship. "Bernie is a friend of mine, still a friend of mine," Briatore told Reuters when asked about the complicated situation. "Sometimes in business you have a different opinion, but friendship is friendship. I'm friends with Bernie, and I want to be friends with Bernie for a long time." The ...

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