MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi found the Australian Grand Prix to be "boring." (Photo: Getty Images)

MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi found the Australian Grand Prix to be “boring.” (Photo: Getty Images)

Former team boss Flavio Briatore has slammed the new face of Formula 1.

The 63-year-old Italian, absent from F1 in the wake of the ‘crashgate’ scandal, said he watched the Melbourne race last weekend and thought it was “disrespectful” to the spectators and television audience.