Spy Story: McLaren Mercedes fined $100m & lost all 2007 Constructors’ Championship points 

Written by David on September 13th, 2007 at 8:21 pmLast Update: September 14th, 2007 at 12:18 pm

Lewis Hamilton Paris World Motor Sport Council hearing decisionMcLaren Mercedes team has been docked all of their points in the constructors’ championship for their role in the spying affair on rivals Ferrari, the FIA announced today. Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso are still leading the drivers’ championship from their Ferrari rivals. The team has also been fined 100 million (US) dollar and will have their 2008 car, the MP4-23, under observation ahead of next season to ensure that intellectual property rights belonging to Ferrari are not implemented. McLaren Mercedes led the constructors’ championship with 166 points, 23 ahead of Ferrari prior to the announcement. The loss of points will also bring a financial penalty to the team in the longer-term.

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