FIA letter puts McLaren drivers in 'spy scandal' spotlight

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/9/6723.html --- The McLaren-Ferrari ‘spy scandal’ took another twist at Monza on Friday when details emerged of a letter sent last week by FIA President Max Mosley to McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso, Pedro de la Rosa and Lewis Hamilton. “The FIA has been made aware of an allegation that one or more McLaren drivers may be in possession, or that such drivers have recently been in possession, of written evidence relevant to this...Read Full Story

FIA sets September date for McLaren-Ferrari appeal

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/8/6607.html --- The International Court of Appeal (ICA) will meet in Paris on Thursday, September 13 to review the World Motor Sport Council’s recent decision not to penalise McLaren for possessing confidential Ferrari data. The Council found McLaren to have breached the International Sporting Code through their actions, but imposed no sanction as it could find insufficient evidence that the team had made use of the data. However, FIA...Read Full Story

Raikkonen defends Melbourne-spec F2007

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Linked from http://www.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/070802161847.shtml --- Kimi Raikkonen on Thursday hit back at his former boss Ron Dennis' claim that he won the Australian Grand Prix at the wheel of an illegal Ferrari. Amid the espionage war of words with his counterparts at Ferrari, Dennis wrote in an open letter on Wednesday that the underbody of Raikkonen's winning F2007 in Melbourne was no legal. Asked by a reporter in Budapest what he thought of Dennis' comments...Read Full Story

Dennis slams Ferrari as saga enters third month

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Linked from http://www.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/070802091323.shtml --- Media reportage of the espionage scandal entered a third consecutive month on Wednesday. McLaren made public a lengthy letter from team boss Ron Dennis to Italian motorsport President Luigi Macaluso, whose own letter to Max Mosley this week resulted in the re-opening of the FIA investigation into the spying affair. In his letter, Dennis refers to sacked Ferrari employee Nigel Stepney as a 'whistleblower...Read Full Story

McLaren respond to appeal decision

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/8/6562.html --- McLaren have admitted they are disappointed that the World Motor Sport Council’s recent decision not to sanction the team for having access to confidential Ferrari data, is to be referred to the FIA's Court of Appeal. The Council agreed at a hearing last week that, while McLaren had been in possession of documents belonging to rivals Ferrari, there was not enough evidence to prove that the team had made use of the...Read Full Story