Ferrari and McLaren secrets leaked in FIA document

2007 F1 season

WMSC GraphicHighly sensitive Ferrari and McLaren information has been leaked onto the internet in an apparent blunder by the FIA.

The transcripts from the World Motor Sports Council hearings into the espionage affair in July and September were published yesterday.

They were supposed to censor sensitive information relevant to the teams involved but due to a blunder in the production of the documents that has not happened. Areas of text that are blacked out in the documents can be revealed by simply copying and pasting the text into a new document.


WMSC Before


WMSC After

They revealed Mike Coughlan’s salary at McLaren (??300-400K), Ferrari’s work on optimising weight distribution on the 2007 specification Bridgestone tyres, McLaren’s work on the same, Ferrari’s work on a rear braking system and more.

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36 comments on Ferrari and McLaren secrets leaked in FIA document

  1. André said on 26th September 2007, 18:50

    Alright, where’s the rest of the censored information? I need to satisfy my engineering curiosity :P

  2. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 26th September 2007, 20:04

    Download the PDF on the link, it’s all there.

  3. Keith – yes, I think Mosley’s tragedy is that he never wanted to play in the toy world of F1 in the first place, his heart was always set on proper politics.

    I understand that years ago Mosley sounded out the Tory party in the UK and was told that his father’s name would be an insurmountable obstacle.

  4. This is really funny thought . i like it :)

  5. btw: did you take down the PDF, or was it lost during the move?

  6. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 23rd November 2007, 23:16

    Looks like it did go wandering. ’tis fixed now.

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