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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.

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January 12th, 2010 at 9:23 am

Ban on Flavio Briatore lifted by Paris court, FIA may appeal

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People who were disgusted by Flavio Briatore’s alleged bullying of Nelsinho Piquet were left more disgusted when a Paris Court removed the ban placed on Flavio Briatore. The ban was a lifetime ban which was to ensure that Flavio could not be associated with formula one ever again in any form.

The court contended as Briatore and Pat Symonds were not license holders, they were not liable to be banned by the Formula One governing authority, only drivers and teams could be banned. Third party like Symonds and Briatore couldnt.

The TGI court also questioned Max Mosely’s intentions :

“The decision of the World Council was presided over by the FIA president, who was well known to be in conflict with Briatore, with Mr Mosley having played a leading role in launching the enquiry and its investigation in violation of the principle of separation of the power of the bodies.

“The decision of the FIA WMSC is not annulled but declared irregular, and rendered without effect in its provisions against Mr Briatore and Mr Symonds.”

The FIA was quick to note its legal options :

“The FIA notes the decision of the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris in relation to Mr Briatore and Mr Symonds.

“The Court has rejected the claims for damages made by Mr Flavio Briatore and Mr Symonds and their claim for an annulment of the FIA’s decision.

“In particular, the court did not examine the facts and has not reversed the FIA’s finding that both Briatore and Symonds conspired to cause an intentional crash at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.

“However, the court did question the FIA’s authority to impose bans upon Mr Briatore and Mr Symonds for procedural reasons and because they are not FIA licence holders and, according to the court, are therefore not subject to any FIA rules.

“The FIA’s ability to exclude those who intentionally put others’ lives at risk has never before been put into doubt and the FIA is carefully considering its appeal options on this point.

“The court’s decision is not enforceable until the FIA’s appeal options have been exhausted. Until then, the World Motor Sport Council’s decision continues to apply.

“In addition, the FIA intends to consider appropriate actions to ensure that no persons who would engage, or who have engaged, in such dangerous activities, or acts of intentional cheating, will be allowed to participate in Formula One in the future.”

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January 6th, 2010 at 8:10 am

Briatore dismisses McLaren

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Flavio in an interview said that McLaren would not be a force to reckon with this season even though they have the current world champion Fernando Alonso , He said that they have always had huge drivers like Kimi Raikonnen but have in recent times failed to get great results.

He also added that the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team would also suffer a lot as they will miss Ross Brawn and Michael Schumacher.

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January 4th, 2007 at 12:24 pm

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