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Former Renault Boss Flavio Briatore Wins Motorsport Reprieve

Flavio Briatore today won his appeal against a lifetime ban from motor racing imposed by the FIA. The former Renault boss was originally banned by the FIA following his involvement in the Crashgate scandal at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, when Nelson Piquet, Jr., revealed everything after being dropped by Renault during the 2009 season. Briatore is now free to return to Formula One, or any other FIA sanctioned sport, and, with a number of new teams entering F1, he could be a major asset thanks to his experience, personal wealth, and ability to attract huge sponsors. He will also be able to continue in his role as co-owner and chairman of Queen's Park Rangers Football Club. The lifetime ban from F1 and other forms of motorsport would have m...

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