Ecclestone confident about FIA investigation 

Written by David on July 05th, 2007 at 11:45 amLast Update: July 05th, 2007 at 11:45 am

Bernie Ecclestone against Magny-CoursFOM (Formula One Management, F1 commercial rights owner) president, Bernie Ecclestone is confident the Ferrari espionage case will be dealt with properly by the FIA, the sport’s governing body.The FIA said on Wednesday it had began an investigation into the espionage claims from Ferrari, who have accused their former technical manager Nigel Stepney of passing secrets to rivals McLaren.

The governing body’s probe will focus exclusively on the requirements of the sport’s regulations, and Ecclestone is adamant the matter will be treated properly.Ecclestone, however, has warned to be very careful with the accusations.”It will be dealt with in the correct manner,” Ecclestone told The Times newspaper. “What is important is that there are no mistakes made.”If somebody is saying, ‘You did something wrong’, we need to make sure we know what we are talking about. We don’t want to go in there firing a gun with no bullets in the chamber.

“We don’t know the McLaren side of things or the guy who allegedly took the drawings – is it him personally? Or is McLaren involved? Ron (Dennis, the team principal) says it’s not McLaren – he’s completely transparent – and if it’s the guy himself, did he buy them?”Did he know they were stolen when he received them? Because he is in just as big trouble as the person who stole them, isn’t he?”

Source: autosport

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