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FIA to appeal Flavio Briatore ban reversal by TGI Paris

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The FIA will be appealing the decision of the TGI court at Paris which overturned the lifetime ban on Flavio Briatore. We had reported last week on how Briatore was acquitted by the court mainly on the grounds that FIA rules did not apply to him since he was a third party. The court had further questioned the intentions of Max Mosely in the whole episode and hinted that he might have had a personal agenda against Flavio Briatore.

Apart from appealing the decision of the court which had asked the FIA to publish advertisements in French Dailies of Pat Symonds and Flavio Briatore’s choosing, the FIA also intends to strengthen its own laws and statutes.

It seems the sport of formula one is more about controversies than the sport itself. Consider the Stepney-gate Scandal, this Crash-gate scandal and other scandals which have involved the McLaren formula one team. It seems the money kind of justifies the cheating by the teams. The stakes are so high that the teams aren’t afraid to bend rules and in some cases even break them. And with laws proving inadequate to curb this menace, the FIA needs to further strengthen its laws, rules and statutes.

Written by Formula One Addict

January 12th, 2010 at 9:23 am

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