Poll: McLaren – was it a cover up?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, McLaren-Mercedes, Indianapolis, 2007 | DaimlerHanlon’s Razor says you should: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”

When McLaren first investigated Mike Coughlan’s possession of 780 pages of Ferrari information they found little evidence of its widespread use within the team. But after two hearings the team were found guilty of bringing the sport into disrepute and a document published by the FIA last week quoted senior McLaren staff referring to Nigel Stepeny as the ‘mole’ in Ferrari.

Did McLaren try to cover up the truth? Did they simply make mistakes in their original investigation? Or is there another explanation? Vote and discuss below…

This poll is closed. The results are as follows:

McLaren made mistakes in their investigation – 53 – 26%
McLaren were trying to cover up how widely the material had been used – 119 – 59%
Neither – McLaren’s version of events is entirely accurate – 17 – 8%
Don’t know – 14 – 7%

Result of previous poll: 50% of readers said that customer cars should be allowed in F1.

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