Espionage case set to drag on

Fernando Alonso, McLaren-Mercedes, Magny-Cours, 2007, 3 | DaimlerChryslerThe news that the appeal hearing into the espionage case set for Thursday 13th has been replaced by a new hearing of the World Motor Sports Council is bad news for McLaren.

The FIA has claimed a new hearing has been called because new evidence has come to light. It had earlier told McLaren that it could face disqualification from the 2007 and 2008 championships if new evidence proved it had gained an advantage by receiving confidential Ferrari documents.

But the change of plans for Thursday’s hearing also means the case may not be decided until after the championship finishes.

Whatever the outcome of Thursday’s new hearing, with some much at stake it is very likely that either side would want to appeal it.

Ferrari appealed the outcome of the original hearing in July, but their appeal was not scheduled until September. The world championship finishes in October.

Could we see the championship won by one team on the track – and then given to another team in the courts?

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21 comments on Espionage case set to drag on

  1. This is oh so very boring. Not quite as boring as the races, but boring indeed.

  2. As I said before, It looks bad when Flavio os siding with Ferrari!!!

  3. Johnny said on 7th September 2007, 17:53

    well now has reported that both alonso and de la Rosa have submitted evidence that prompted the new hearing on the 13th. That doesnt really mean they did anything wrong though, but it will be interesting to see whathappens the 13th

  4. verasaki said on 7th September 2007, 22:55

    What’s blowing my little mind is I am seeing a lot of comments on some of those other sites from people who really believe Alonso tipped the FIA so he could get out of his contract. I WAS JOKING!

  5. Wesley said on 7th September 2007, 23:32

    I just don’t have a good feeling about this but,I feel like some of you,let’s wait for proof.By the way,I don’t think Hamilton got the memo about getting the most of your Bridgestones from Ferrari-If he did maybe he needs to read it again.Ha!

    Thanks for the link Clive.

  6. look folks your missing a piece here i,ll start with a wee bit of history anybody remember when alonso lapped micheal at nurumburgring or hungary about 5 years ago next race was the itailian gp where ferrari said oi williams are getting an extra 1mm width on there tyres on track reason ferrari bridgestone tried failed then told on them
    ie reason why he was lapped we had a tyre problem yeah i bet u did
    now 2007 ferrari are losing hope of constructors or no1 slot with kimi or massa the gloves came off i bet that x worker was told to pass info but have a recording of it so they could raise the hand to say oi there cheating… paranoid if this was a war the italians would be running away like they do they are dirty cheating ********…hope this clears things up

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