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Flavio Briatore’s back in F1… or at least he could be after having his lifetime ban lifted.  He’s also been awarded 15,000 euro in compensation too.  Of course, this is a Formula 1 court case and no decision, outcome or conclusion can go unchallenged and it’s no surprise that now, as if the whole lie/crash/piquet-gate hasn’t gone on long enough, the Badger understands that the FIA are appealing the decision.  The point, we’re not sure… unless it’s just another way to keep the sport in the headlines.

A while ago, after his ban was announced, we ran an article asking for your Farewell Messages to Flavio, since his ban has now been lifted – are you happy – do you have any welcome back messages?!  We’ve asked Nelson Piquet what he thought of the outcome, but he’s yet to respond or must be away from his Twitter account.

UPDATE: It has also emerged that Pat Symonds’ five year ban has been lifted and he’s been given 5,000 euro in compensation.  At least the euro – pound conversion rate suits him well 🙂