mcdenife wrote:what you see hurts your eyes, look away.
"The president of the FIA has consulted the FIA Senate and the FIA's lawyers about the decision of the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris of 5 January.
"It was unanimously agreed that an appeal would be prepared.
"In his election campaign last summer, FIA president Jean Todt and his team announced new measures for constructive change, including a disciplinary procedure, would be introduced. Work on this is well advanced.
"Once in place, this will address the issues in the Court's judgement. Nonetheless, an appeal is merited.
"While the appeal is under way, the World Motor Sport Council's decision of 21 September 2009 remains in full effect.
"However, in view of the uncertainty this may create for drivers who may be affected by this decision, the FIA president and FIA Senate have decided that, pending the outcome of the FIA's appeal, superlicences will continue to be issued to qualifying drivers in the usual way.
"The FIA president, the FIA Senate, the World Motor Sport Council, and the FIA's member clubs from all countries will take whatever measures are necessary to ensure the continuing integrity and safety of the sport."
James Allan Blog wrote:As part of his manifesto pledge, Todt is in the process of changing the FIA’s statutes and some of its procedures and planned to introduce a disciplinary panel, which would take away the role of the WMSC as a court.
Joe Saward wrote:.....
If the appeal council agrees with the decision of the tribunal and rules that the FIA not do its job properly this does not make Briatore innocent. It simply means that he was improperly punished for his role in the outrageous Singapore GP scandal of 2008. I have seen no suggestion anywhere that Briatore was innocent and I would not believe it even if I had. There is simply too much corroboration and evidence that came to light against him. He can muddy the waters by sueing people but the facts remain facts.
Briatore is now talking of sueing for damages and if he does that then he must be prepared for what may come out in a court of law. In order to establish whether a reputation has been damaged one has to establish the kind of reputation that the person concerned enjoyed before the event that allegedly caused the damage. This will mean that FIA lawyers will be able to dig up anything and everything that they can find about Briatore, both within the sport and outside it, dating back throughout his entire colourful life. They could even call in witnesses to testify about things that happened in the past.
As to justice for what happened in Singapore, I think that the FIA might be wise to follow Briatore’s route and ask the civil courts to decide on the matter. The Singapore authorities could, if they chose to, start proceedings against those involved in the scandal as it occurred on their territory, and under their jurisdiction. If Briatore is allowed to use civil law, so too is the federation.
WhiteBlue wrote:James Allan Blog wrote:As part of his manifesto pledge, Todt is in the process of changing the FIA’s statutes and some of its procedures and planned to introduce a disciplinary panel, which would take away the role of the WMSC as a court.
It looks like the FIA is busy to adapt their statutes and procedures. This should take care of the new licensing requirements which can be used to keep convicted cheaters out of F1. An appeal of the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris of 5 January decision will probably be aimed at confirming that Briatore is still guilty and that (a revised?) punishment would be acceptable to EU law.
Fil wrote:how are you still managing to confuse yourself with what the French court case was about?
There was never any ruling about Briatore's guilt. The court refused to rule on that (one of Flav's failed challenges in his case). it was solely about what jurisdiction (or subsequently-ruled lack of) the FIA had.
Fil wrote:The FIA now planning to create a new FIA disciplinary judiciary with jurisdiction over participants of FIA-sanctioned sports will:
- not in any way change the original French court's ruling;
- not have a bearing what-so-ever on the FIA's appeal;
- not affect Briatore's lifted ban by the French court;
- not have Briatore face a new FIA ban, as he is not (& will not be) an FIA license holder.
Fil wrote:the main finding was that the FIA had no legal standing (within the EU, as you added) to punish Briatore as they did.
Giblet wrote:Flav is living in a dream world. I guess billions does give a sense of entitlement.
He thinks the sentence being changed restores his dignity?
A cheater in sports has no dignity or honor. He has tarnished his own reputation, and loud yelling doesn't work in this case.
Autosport wrote:With former Renault boss Flavio Briatore and engineering director Pat Symonds having overturned bans from the sport in the French courts, a decision that remains subject to an FIA appeal, Todt has said action will be taken as a response to the matter.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport about the subject, Todt said: "The Court of Grande Instance ruled we were wrong over the form, not the substance.
"There was an indisputable fact and there was proof - so much so that there was just a single vote against at the World Council. I will propose that the team managers, too, will have a licence."
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