Flavio Briatore has in effect been banned indefinitely from all FIA-sanctioned motorsport. This will be a blow to the Italian and it means that he will almost certainly now come under scrutiny from the British soccer authorities which have rules about people who are allowed to be owners of teams in the Premier League. This is believed to include a clause which excludes those who have been banned by other sporting federations. In addition to this the FIA says that will not renew any Superlicence granted to any driver who is associated (through a management contract or otherwise) with Briatore, or any entity or individual associated with Briatore.”
While Briatore might like to hand on his contracts to a nominee, the reality is that most of the drivers concerned will certainly take the opportunity to get out of the deals as these are generally long-term and demand a major percentage of the income generated. All the contracts are believed to have clauses which will allow this to happen.
The FIA clearly wants the sport to be entirely rid of Briatore.
Briatore’s ultimate tragedy is that he has destroyed whatever reputation he may have had in the sport. Racing history books will forever associate his name with the Singapore Scandal, effectively wiping out whatever earlier achievements he may have had in the sport.
It is obvious that the FIA wants to send a clear message to similar individuals that they should steer clear of the sport.