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FIA considers appeal following Briatore success

The FIA is considering whether to appeal against the overturning of Flavio Briatore's lifetime ban from motorsport.

Motorsport's governing body has confirmed that it is pondering whether or not to launch a counter-appeal following Flavio Briatore's success in overturning his lifetime ban from Formula One and other forms of racing.

In its own brief statement following the outcome of former Renault team boss Briatore's appeal to the Tribunal de Grande Instance in France, the FIA also admitted that it was considering whether to initiate the means to prevent 'cheats' and/or purveyors of 'dangerous activities' from finding a home in F1.

The governing body was pleased to note, meanwhile, that the Paris court had not declared either Briatore or former director of engineering at Renault F1, Pat Symonds, innocent of claims that they had conspired to affect the result of the 2008 Singapore GP by instructing Nelson Piquet Jr to crash, and pointed out that the pair remained suspended until it had considered its appeal options.

"The FIA notes the decision of the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris in relation to Mr Briatore and Mr Symonds," the statement read.

"The Court has rejected the claims for damages made by Mr 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 F1 in the future."



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andrew mac

January 06, 2010 9:51 PM

Bit of a gamble seeing as they just lost in the French court. There is a big risk of Mosley getting a right ... you can pretty much gues where I'm going with this. :rolleyes: But seriously, the FIA/Mosley won't want to loose again and be made to look daft.



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