Flavio Briatore

Briatore sued over Crashgate claims

Having steered clear of the limelight in recent months since the "Crashgate" scandal surrounding the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, Nelson Piquet and his son Nelson Jnr are back in the headlines after bringing a lawsuit against the disgraced former Renault team principal Flavio Briatore.

QPR begin hunt for new manager

QPR have today begun the search for their seventh permanent boss in two and a half years after Paul Hart decided he had had enough less than a month into the job.

David Tremayne: Where Flavio can go from here

Flavio Briatore's success yesterday in having a French court overturn the lifelong ban imposed upon him last September by the FIA following the "Crashgate" race-rigging scandal leaves the question "where now?" for the colourful entrepreneur, and for motor sport's governing body.

Hit & Run: So long to loft living

It's official. It's no longer fashionable to live in a loft. The monument to 1990s city living – all open plan with no bourgeois walls or middle class privacy – as popularised by Friends and Jamie Oliver – is dead.

The ten most controversial bosses in sport

This week Flavio Briatore, the former Renault team principal, was banned for life from Formula One by the Motor Sport Council for his involvement in a race-fixing scandal. The flamboyant Italian millionaire, known for a string of glamourous girlfriends and an extravagent lifestyle, is also a co-owner of QPR. However his expulsion from F1 also calls into question his involvement with QPR, as it means he may fail the Football League’s rules that no director or owner of a club can be "the subject of a band from a sports governing body relating to the administration of that sport."

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Renault accuse Piquet of blackmail attempt

The Renault Formula One team accused their former driver Nelson Piquet and his father of attempted blackmail today and said they had commenced criminal proceedings in France against the two Brazilians.