Court quashes Briatore ban

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 15,000 euros ($21,680) in compensation.

The FIA's legal team said it would probably be launching an appeal.

Briatore launched his legal case in October, claiming his right to a free and fair defence to the charges was flouted.

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