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Old 3rd August 2007, 15:44   #46
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Originally Posted by sujaylahiri View Post
Guys check out Ron Dennis' official statement in which he has accused Ferrari of winning with an illegal car in the Australian Grand Prix 2007.
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What do you fellas say?

LOL! Thats a pure comeback.
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Old 3rd August 2007, 16:03   #47
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Lets get one thing clear. Ferrari submitted their car for pre and post event scrutinee at those very races. The FIA passed the car at that time. I'm sorry Mclaren, that's not cheating, thats having a darn good design team.

Sitting on another teams secret designs is cheating on the other hand. Even IF they did not use them on their cars.
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Ferrari have denied Dennis's allegations.
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Old 4th August 2007, 09:41   #49
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Harish Samtani has written a very nice article in the TOI abt all of this today.. Way to go dude....
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No offense Turbo but,

Its a pure speculative article,where facts are a distant dream.Does he know the difference between technical irregularities(technical cheating or finding loop holes if u like it that way) and spying or having detailed technical info of another competitor.Such a thing has never happened in F1 before,so any comparisons are naive.Also MS consulted Ferrari before parking,give me a break.It cannot even be proved he did it intentionally.

TOI is the last place you should look for F1 articles.Most of their articles are copy paste form F1-Live.I almost felt like reporting them to F1-Live,but who knows they may have an agreement.TOI doesn't have a F1 correspondent so all their information is second hand.

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it could not get any worser than this....

itv.com/f1 - Alonso linked to spy row evidence

Speculation is mounting in Monza that world champion Fernando Alonso could be among those at the centre of the spy scandal engulfing Formula 1.

The FIA announced on Wednesday that it had new evidence over the affair and will reconvene the World Motor Sport Council to question McLaren further next Thursday, having already found the team guilty without charge of being in breach of Article 151c of the international sporting code for possessing a confidential Ferrari dossier in July.

The source and nature of the evidence in question has been the subject of intense rumour in the Italian Grand Prix paddock.

But ITV-F1.com understands that it could be linked to an email conversation between Alonso and McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa that contained set-up information on Ferrari's F2007 that pre-dates the dossier incident that sparked the scandal.

The FIA is believed to have been tipped-off to the nature of this email and subsequently sent correspondence to McLaren's drivers, as well as all the teams, reminding them that it was their duty to provide the governing body with information pertaining to the case.

Alonso and de la Rosa are also thought to have been offered an 'amnesty' from any censure in return for their full cooperation.

Alonso was not permitted to answer questions from the press on the matter on Thursday, and McLaren has insisted that it intends to co-operate fully with the FIA.

But if the team is found guilty, the punishments could range from a contructors' points deduction and a heavy fine to a full disqualification from this season and 2008.

Next Thursday's hearing would not bring an end to the matter however as McLaren would almost certainly appeal any such sentence or take the matter to a civil court.

The FIA refused to comment on any correspondence with the McLaren drivers but a spokesman has confirmed that the two men at the centre of the scandal, the sacked Ferrari engineer Nigel Stepney and suspended McLaren technical director Mike Coughlan, have not been summoned to the WMSC hearing next Thursday.

And contrary to reports in the Italian press, though Stepney wrote a letter to the FIA last week, it is not believed to have contributed to the 'new evidence' in question.

Stepney's letter is thought to be connected to his own innocence and Italian newspaper La Reppublica quoted his lawyer Sonia Bartolini as saying: "There is not anything from Ferrari's point of view. This is just the start of the story, the surprises will be many and explosive."

Stepney and Coughlin must still prove to the FIA why they should granted permission to continue working in Formula 1.

"Mr Stepney and Mr Coughlin have not been called to the FIA World Council Meeting," said an FIA spokesman.

"Those proceedings will be dealt with entirely seperately."
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here is one more...
itv.com/f1 - Stewards fine McLaren over gearbox

McLaren has been slapped with $50,000 fine by race stewards at the Italian Grand Prix for running a new lightweight gearbox without a prior crash test at last month’s Hungarian race. Stewards ruled, following an investigation into the incident, at Monza on Thursday that the Woking squad’s actions breached article 16.1.2 of the sport’s technical regulations. This code states that "any significant modification introduced into any of the structures tested shall require that part to pass a further test" – something that wasn’t completed in this case until September 30. "It was the view of the FIA that the changes made to the original gearbox were 'significant'," the stewards said in a statement. The stewards added that as the gearbox passed the test at a later date, McLaren ran fully legal cars in Hungary. “The new gearbox passed the required crash tests after the race, meaning that, as far as the FIA was concerned, McLaren ran a legal car,” the stewards added. "The view of the Stewards is that the components having been satisfactorily tested indicate that the cars complied with the technical configuration required when they raced in Hungary. "Nothing in this decision is to be taken as condoning the practice of retrospective impact testing resulting in the use of untested components but in the particular circumstances of this case no further sanction will be applied."
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Old 7th September 2007, 00:51   #53
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Man... I've been following the developments this year and I cannot imagine the amount of problems McLaren are going through this year. It all seems impossible to happen at the same time. Moreover this year has been so interesting from the race point for view that all this was unnecessary!!!
Damn... wish McLaren are not found guilty!!!
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