Briatore versus the FIA explained

Briatore versus the FIA explained

The Singapore race-fixing controversy is set to reawaken as Flavio Briatore appeals against his ban in the French courts this week. Thomas O'Keefe analyses the case

The post-season in Formula 1 is turning out to be as interesting as the season itself. And it's showing no signs of slowing down, with Flavio Briatore ready to appear in a Paris courtroom to continue the 2008 Singapore GP controversy.

The day after October's Brazilian Grand Prix, Briatore filed a lawsuit in the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris, challenging the lifetime ban he had received from the FIA's World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) on September 22 2009 for his alleged role in the race-fixing Singapore case, and seeking a million euros in damages. The case will be heard on Tuesday.

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