Rumors: Spanish press claiming McLaren under new investigation 

Written by David on October 09th, 2007 at 7:43 pmLast Update: October 09th, 2007 at 7:43 pm

Fernando AlonsoAccording to rumors, the FIA, (Formula One’s governing body) has supposedly opened a new investigation into McLaren, claiming that the Woking based team may have sabotaged Fernando Alonso’s car during the Chinese Grand Prix.

At the conclusion of the espionage saga last month, FIA President Max Mosley warned that the Paris body would closely monitor McLaren for signs of retribution against the Spaniard’s involvement in providing evidence that ultimately cost the team $100 million and exclusion from the constructors’ world championship.

The Spanish-Asturian newspaper La Nueva Espana claims that Alonso’s tires were over-inflated due to being heated too much prior to the final round of qualifying in Shanghai. “I think they are still investigating,” the 26 year old told reporters on Sunday, 24 hours after the incident that left him baffled and six tenths slower than his teammate, championship rival and pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton. Alonso added: “I think the tyre pressures were quite high, more than normal, but I don’t know if it was that or another explanation.”

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