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Ex-Ferrari Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine sentenced over brawl

Eddie Irvine

Former Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine has been sentenced to six months in prison over a brawl in a night club in Italy.

The Irishman, who raced in F1 from 1993 to 2002, was found guilty of injuring the son of a former Milan mayor in the Hollywood club in Milan in 2008.

Gabriele Moratti, the other man involved in the brawl, was also sentenced. Both he and Irvine had accused the other of using a glass during their fight.

The sentences, however, are likely to be suspended and neither is expected to go to jail.

Irvine won four grands prix during his F1 career, finishing second to McLaren's Mika Hakkinen in the 1999 season, when the now 48-year-old was racing for Ferrari.

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