Briatore decision delayed

20 October 2009 12:13
The Football League will delay their decision on QPR co-owner Flavio Briatore's future in the game until after his legal action in the world of Formula One is concluded. Briatore's future at the helm of the Championship club has been in doubt following the lifetime ban he was handed by the governing body of motorsport for his part in a race-fixing scandal during his time as Renault Formula One team boss. The Italian has confirmed his intention to challenge the ban and the Football League will wait on the outcome before making any decision of their own. League rules prevent somebody banned from another sport from running a club. A Football League statement read: "The Football League has noted the decision by Queens Park Rangers director Flavio Briatore to commence legal proceedings against the FIA in the French courts. "Lord Mawhinney, chairman of the Football League, met with Mr Briatore on Friday where they discussed the recent decision of the World Motor Sport Council. "Mr Briatore informed Lord Mawhinney of his intention to take legal action against the FIA. "The Football League will now await the court decision before taking any further action."

Source: ESA