Flavio Briatore hit a spot of bother during his August holiday. The Renault boss is reported to have tried to land his luxury yacht on Capriccioli beach in Sardinia only to be pelted with sand and water by angry bathers.
Briatore was in the area mixing business with pleasure Formula One is currently taking a three week break and Briatore is taking a holiday, however he is also in the area to check on his Billionaire night club, and to inaugurate a new restaurant.
He chose to try and land his yacht on the beach however sunbathers were less than impressed with his behaviour and according to Italian newspaper La Stampa, he scared some of the swimmers, many of whom were children, on his approach to the beach. Some were so incensed at his actions that they tried to push his dinghies back to sea. Others were said to hurl sea water and sand from buckets at him.
Briatore is unhappy with the welcome he received and told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, “We are nice people are we get treated like this. I will close everything down I pay my taxes and it s my right to.â€