Flavio Briatore will find out if his permanent ban from FIA sports will be overturned today

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    Flavio Briatore will find out if his permanent ban from FIA sports will be overturned today

    Post by Ross on 5th January 2010, 07:11

    Briatore's fate to be known today


    Former Renault boss Flavio Briatore is due to find out today whether his court action against the FIA over his indefinite ban from Formula 1 has been successful.

    Briatore has gone to the French courts to claim that the punishment handed down to him in the wake of the race-fix scandal surrounding the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix was illegal.

    He has suggested that the penalty was unfair and was simply the result of a vendetta launched against him by then FIA president Max Mosley.

    In a statement issued shortly before he began legal action at the Tribunal de Grand Instance in Paris in October, Briatore issued a statement saying: "In this case, the FIA has been used as a tool to exact vengeance on behalf of one man.

    "This decision is a legal absurdity and I have every confidence that the French courts will resolve the matter justly and impartially."

    Briatore cited several breaches of the way proceedings were dealt with by the FIA - and was seeking damages, believed to be as high as one million Euros, for what had happened.

    Source: autosport.com
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