Sport in brief: Mosley hits back at ‘desperate’ Briatore
Saturday 19 December 2009
Motor Racing: Max Mosley has launched a defensive broadside at disgraced ex-Renault F1 team principal Flavio Briatore. Mosley spoke out in the light of remarks made by Briatore in leaked court documents relating to the Italian’s legal proceedings against the FIA.
Briatore will discover next month if his appeal against a lifetime ban from motor racing is to be overturned. Briatore claimed his punishment for “Crashgate” was as a result of Mosley “being blinded by an excessive desire for personal revenge”.
Mosley has insisted Briatore’s argument is “desperate and unsustainable”. Michael Schumacher has informed the Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo that there is a “strong possibility” he will return to grand prix racing with the new Mercedes-Benz team next season.
Schwizer caps great year with Olympia victory
Equestrianism: Pius Schwizer gave overseas visitors their first win of this year’s London International Horse Show at Olympia yesterday when he rode Unique X to victory in the Accumulator. The 47-year-old rider is enjoying his best year and was part of the winning Swiss team in the European Championships at Windsor. Schwizer is fourth in both theworld rankings and the Western European League of the World Cup. Another visitor, Abdel Said from Egypt, claimed the later Christmas Cracker contest in which Ellen Whitaker and her uncle Michael finished third and fourth respectively.
London International Horse Show (Olympia): Accumulator 1 Unique X (P Schwizer, Swit) 65pts, 46.74sec; 2 Splendour (CO Connor, Irl) 65, 47.76; 3 VDL Groep Cannelina (E van der Vleuten, Neth) 65, 48.99. Earls Court Olympia Christmas Cracker: 1 Avenir (A Said, Egypt) clear, 32.12; 2 Cevo Itot du Chateau (E Alexander, Aus) clear, 32.20; 3 Equimax Ocolado (E Whitaker, GB) clear, 32.54.
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