“We are watching what is happening. Let's not forget that there is still a championship to run."
Alonso has been heavily linked with the current vacancy at Renault, the team that helped him win his two world titles in 2005 and 2006.
However, Sebastian Vettel is also in the market for a 2021 drive, with a move to Renault appearing to be his only option unless Mercedes is willing to pair the 32-year-old German with Lewis Hamilton.
Given Vettel's situation with Ferrari and Charles Leclerc, Briatore has drawn comparisons to Alonso's experiences at McLaren in 2007 when the Spaniard was also upset by a 'number two' driver in Hamilton.
Briatore added: "You must have one driver who goes for the world championship and the other who collects heavy points, snatching them from rivals.
"Vettel paid for the fact that a very fast boy arrived at the team. It surprised him, as happened at McLaren [for Alonso] with Hamilton."
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