Former Renault team boss Flavio Briatore has vowed to hit back at those who "betrayed" him in the race-fixing scandal.
The Italian received an undefined ban from Formula 1 after being found guilty of having conspired to fix the result of the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.
Briatore will also not be allowed to participate in any FIA-sanctioned series or manage any Formula 1 drivers.
The 58-year-old, in a response to a selected group of Italian journalist, said he will eventually emerge victorious and have a "great party" to celebrate.
"I've been betrayed by my own world," Briatore was quoted as saying by the Repubblica newspaper. "In the end I will win and, you'll see, we'll have a great party. It will be organized well and we'll invite all those people who have stayed close to me during these tough times.
"(This response) is just a matter of good manners, because I don't want to say absolutely anything. I'm not giving any quotes. I will talk only at the right time, assuming that they still allow me to talk.
"Look at the verdict the FIA has put online on Tuesday: it is not about me."