Briatore demise 'sad' - Mosley

Monday's meeting of the World Motor Sport Council ended Flavio Briatore's 20-year career in motor racing, and now the British Football League is considering whether to also ban the disgraced former Renault team boss. "The Football League...

Monday's meeting of the World Motor Sport Council ended Flavio Briatore's 20-year career in motor racing, and now the British Football League is considering whether to also ban the disgraced former Renault team boss.

"The Football League chairman, Lord Mawhinney, has today written to the FIA to request further details of its decision," a spokesman for the soccer competition said.

"Thereafter, the League will consider its position on the matter."

With billionaires Bernie Ecclestone and Lakshmi Mittal, Briatore owns Queens Park Rangers and is listed as the London club's chairman and a board director.

FIA president Max Mosley said the manner in which Briatore's career shattered over the crash-gate scandal is "sad" but argued that another outcome was not possible.

"It's sad because he's been in motor sport for 20 years, more actually. It's sad to see a career end like that, but what else could we do?" the Briton said after the Paris hearing.

But Nelson Piquet Jr, who was told to crash in the Singapore Grand Prix by Briatore and the similarly-ousted Pat Symonds, was scathing of his former boss and manager after the hearing.

"His true character, which had previously only been known to those he had treated like this in the past, is now known," the Brazilian driver said in a statement.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nelson Piquet , Flavio Briatore , Bernie Ecclestone