Despite the legal victory, Briatore says he'll never manage another F1 team again. He is, however, reportedly opening another lawsuit against the FIA for lost income. Part of the lifetime ban imposed by the motorsport governing body included Briatore's driver management agency, which had to give up such talents as Fernando Alonso and Heikki Kovalainen. The lawsuit will seek damages for those lost revenues, as well as the damage caused to Briatore's professional reputation.
For its part, the FIA – now under new leadership – has announced its intention to overhaul its procedures to separate the powers, but that won't stop Flavio from seeking his day in court.
[Sources: Pitpass, Autosport | Image: Clive Mason/Getty]