McLaren: “We are guiltless”, FIA opens an investigation. 

Written by David on July 04th, 2007 at 5:46 pmLast Update: July 04th, 2007 at 6:26 pm

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo Ferrari’s PresidentTwenty four hours after Mike Coughlan’s suspension, the Anglo-German team has requested the Federation to inspect the vehicle: “We haven’t used Ferrari’s projects”.  In the meantime, an investigation has been opened by the FIA. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Ferrari’s president, remains disgusted of the situation.

Another official notice from McLaren-Mercedes. Twenty four hours after Mike Coughlan’s suspension, the Anglo-German team, with an official notice on its website, declares to have completed its inquiry and “can confirm that no Ferrari intellectual property has been passed to any other members of the team or incorporated into its cars”.

FIA’s investigation -  In the meantime McLaren Team has informed of everything both International Federation and Ferrari clearing any doubts raised in the matter. “In order to address some of the speculation McLaren has invited the FIA to conduct a full review of its cars to satisfy itself that the team has not benefited from any intellectual property of another competitor”. The answer of the Federation came immediately: “With the full cooperation of both teams, the FIA has initiated an investigation into matters involving Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes”.

McLaren MP4/22 2007 Formula 1

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo -  “It’s a really serious case, but for now i don’t want to add anything else”. These are the only words with which Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Ferrari’s president, commented on the espionage case.

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