F1 » FIA has 'zero' chance of appeal success, warns Briatore lawyer


The FIA would do better to save its money than try to appeal against the French High Court's decision to allow Flavio Briatore to return to F1, argues the Italian's lawyer - because such a move would be doomed to fail anyway

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Nick T - Unregistered

January 08, 2010 1:42 PM

thats not a smart thing to say. now hes just egging on the FIA. its just going to make them try that much harder. why cant people involved in F1 "EVER" just shut there mouth

Ayjay

January 08, 2010 2:07 PM

What does it matter that his lifetime ban has been overturned anyway. Where is he going to get another job in F1 ?

His only chance is as a team owner, now theres a thought......... :) :) :) :)

Commodore S - Unregistered

January 08, 2010 2:24 PM

Hold the hose for a sec.

What is this mouthpiece actually saying.

My reading is that they are now going to institute proceedings against the FIA and enforce this higher courts findings. Also he is intimating Briatorie is innocent of any wrong doing and he was just being a good bloke in stepping away from his position with Renault to save embarrasment to the Company.

No I can not be reading it right. If I am this will be the story of F1 for the year in lieu of the racing.

This will leave the FIA in no position BUT to respond and I can imagine who they are going to use as a their scapegoat.

richard

January 08, 2010 2:37 PM

commodore. the fia have been put in an invidious position by mosley, and his utterances are doing nothing to lessen the impact. the fia (read mosley) have been proven to act outside their remit. the fia should accept the decision and try to distance themselves from the vendetta of mosley. like mclaren, they should ignore any appeal and just let the matter drop.
in reality, piquet should lose his immunity and be charged with bringing the sport into disrepute. this would bring ALL facts out into the open, and prove, once and for all, who were the guilty parties and who werent.
lets hear what todt has to say, as spokesman for fia.

richard

January 08, 2010 2:47 PM

by the way, how many fingers is briatore holding up in front of mosley. one , two or three? if three, can someone photoshop one of them out of the photo. it would then be more apt!!

JohnsonsEvilTwin

January 08, 2010 2:51 PM

I think the FIA as an organisation are going to cop alot of flak for Mosleys personal vendettas. As Richard rightly pointed out, Piquet Jr is the person who is directly responsible for this and he got off pretty much unscathed.

Briatore was isolated at the time, and Mosley rightly or wrongly used him as a scapegoat, with Piquet as a witness!

I deduce therefore that if Mosley is found to have used improper conduct(personal vendetta) to "get his man" that he should have a case to answer, NOT THE FIA. Mosley's shannanigans should not bring down a house that nearly collapsed under his tenure.

Personally I think Briatore is the lesser of two evils here.

trebor901 - Unregistered

January 08, 2010 3:57 PM

Well whats the whole point of him winning the appeal? no team in F1 is gonna want this shrivled old scum. Plus who is gonna trust anything he does?

He has zero credibility anymore and if i were a driver i wouldnt want to drive for a team that this manipulative ***** was working for.

Alan D - Unregistered

January 08, 2010 4:47 PM

Nick, Trebor, one point is that FB, along with Bernie Ecclestone, is a director of QPR Football Club. The English and Welsh FA have a rule that he cannot hold that position if he has been banned by another sporting body. The English FA cannot now eject him from QPR on the basis of the FIA ruling as the FIA ruling has been declared invalid by a European court.

He is also the manager of some drivers, including Mark Webber in F1 who speaks highly of him as a manager. The FIA had said it would not allow in any driver who was managed by FB. They will not now be able to force Webber to get rid of FB as his manager.

andrew mac - Unregistered

January 08, 2010 5:19 PM

richard - it looks like 4 fingers. They appear to be in discussion, perhas negotiating something. Briatore is saying "I'll give you a discount if you take four. I'll give you 4 for the price of 3".

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