Briatore takes FIA to court over life ban

FORMER Renault team boss Flavio Briatore will today launch a legal bid to overthrow his lifetime ban from motorsport and claim up to &euro;1m in damages from governing body the FIA.<br /><br />Briatore was found guilty of attempting to fix the result of last year&rsquo;s Singapore Grand Prix, but the Italian believes the verdict was deeply flawed, calling it &ldquo;a legal absurdity&rdquo;.<br /><br />He added: &ldquo;The FIA has been used as a tool to exact vengeance on behalf of one man.&rdquo;