Flavio Briatore wrote:I was thrown out as though a criminal. I will never come back to Formula 1 as team manager, but perhaps [I will return] after 2012 in another role.
Bernie Ecclestone wrote:I think he could take up a role in the promotion of Formula 1.
Joe Saward wrote:This is suitably pragmatic but one must ask the question as to whether the punishment is sufficient for the offences committed. It is highly unlikely that either Briatore or Symonds will find it easy to get employment in F1, but the fact that the possibility exists is something worthy of discussion. Whatever the case their careers will be forever marked by what happened. The settlement may end up costing Briatore money as he is being sued by the Piquets, who claim that he libelled them.
One hopes that the new FIA procedures will allow for life bans for such activities.
Each of them recognising his share of responsibility for the deliberate crash involving the driver Nelson Piquet Junior at the 2008 Grand Prix of Singapore, as "Team Principal" of Renault F1 where Mr Flavio Briatore is concerned,
mcdenife wrote:That communique in effect exonorates Briatore of race fixing. A face saving excercise for the FIA.
WhiteBlue wrote:It probably takes Timbuktu logic to come to such an outlandish conclusion. The perpetrators have accepted punishment and apologized for their role in the race fixing. Some will always try to put their head in the sand.
mcdenife wrote:If some pulled their heads out their assess once in a while perhaps they might smell something different for a change
mcdenife wrote:I 'll have you know English is not an offensive language.
autogyro wrote:Depends on the level of inteligence of the person using it.
mcdenife wrote:autogyro wrote:Depends on the level of inteligence of the person using it.
Very true. But thankfully responsibility for the actions of others does not necessarilly or always equate to guilty of said actions, except if direct involvement, instigation of said actions or negligence is proved. The FIA's statement now makes that distinction explicitly and is punishing him for that responsibility. Something it could have done in the first place instead.
WhiteBlue wrote:The pimp will come back!
Todt settles out of court. Symmonds and Briatore accept responsibility for race fixing and the FiA excludes them only until the end of 2012.
Rob W wrote:For no reason other on-going proceedings would almost certainly show up the FIA's bias and incompetence in their handling of these events they are allowing the lifetime ban to shrivel up quietly.
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