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FIA Verdict: Renault Banned

The World Motorsport Council, in Paris, has reached a verdict regarding the future of the Renault F1 team. The team had already chosen not to contest the charges of fixing a race, effectively admitting their guilt. They had also sacked Flavio Briatore and Pat Symmonds. The FIA's choice of punishment is a two-year ban, suspended until the end of the 2011 season. Former team boss Flavio Briatore has been banned from any FIA sanctioned events and anything to do with motorsport, including managing drivers, for an unlimited period. Ex-engineering director Pat Symmonds has also been banned from FIA events for a period of five years. The hearing was about the team fixing the 2008 Singapore GP, allowing Brazilian Nelson Piquet to crash h...

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