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PARIS - Flavio Briatore, former boss of the Renault Formula One team, had a life ban imposed on him by the sport's governing body overturned by a French court yesterday.
The Italian was banned by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) in September for his role in a plot to rig the outcome of the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.
"The court ruled the sanction was illegal," the judge told the Paris court. Briatore was awarded ß15000 (R158000) in compensation.
The FIA's legal team said it would probably be launching an appeal.
Brazilian Nelson Piquet blew the lid off one of F1's biggest scandals after being dropped by Renault in July when he told the FIA that he had been ordered to deliberately crash at the 2008 race in Singapore.
He did so to bring out the safety car and help his Spanish teammate Fernando Alonso win. Renault were handed a suspended ban.
Briatore launched his legal case in October, claiming his right to a free and fair defence against the charges was flouted. - Reuters