Mike Coughlan articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Coughlan “sincerely regrets” role in ‘Spygate’ 14th June 2011, 9:00

Mike Coughlan has said he “sincerely apologises” for his role in the 2007 ‘Spygate’ affair.

Mosley proposes halt to McLaren spy investigation 13th December 2007, 20:39

Max Mosley has proposed that the proceedings regarding McLaren’s possession of Ferrari intellectual property be brought to a close following McLaren’s public apology earlier today. This comes following the publication of the FIA’s technical report which casts new light on how McLaren engineers were planning to use the material obtained from Ferrari’s Nigel Stepney by […]

F1 07 review: McLaren 20th November 2007, 7:00

They were thrown out of the 2007 constructors’ championship, fined $100m, and face life at the poor end of the garages in 2008. They signed a double world champion and the sport’s most exciting rookie for years, and the pair fell out horribly. Both missed out on the drivers’ championship by a single point. Their […]

McLaren will not appeal spying punishment 21st September 2007, 19:05

McLaren confirmed today that it will not appeal against its expulsion from the 2007 constructors’ championship and $100m fine it was slapped with in the espionage hearing last week. The team’s statement read: “McLaren thinks it is in the best interests of the sport, and its goal of winning races and world championships, not to […]

The questions that remain over the espionage scandal (2/2) 15th September 2007, 0:07

What will the consequences of the espionage verdict be for Ferrari, the team whose information was stolen? And perhaps most importantly of all, where does the sport go from here? Further thoughts on the state of play following the spy scandal hearing.

The questions that remain over the espionage scandal (1/2) 14th September 2007, 22:31

The extraordinary news of yesterday’s decision and the shocking details published by the FIA today have shed new light on the complicated espionage scandal. Although we now know far more than before, many questions remain – some of which we may not see an answer to for a long time, especially if McLaren declines its […]

Alonso & de la Rosa’s emails led to McLaren’s punishment

The FIA has released the reasons for the verdict against McLaren in the espionage hearing.

Furious Dennis accuses Ferrari of cheating 1st August 2007, 20:45

McLaren boss Ron Dennis has hit back at Ferrari in the escalating row over spying in Formula 1. In a letter to Luigi Macaluso, who successfully petitioned the FIA for an appeal against McLaren’s exoneration last week, Dennis accused Ferrari of: Winning the Australian Grand Prix with an illegal car Leaking portions of their memorandum […]

McLaren spy verdict: Why the FIA were right 27th July 2007, 14:51

McLaren’s escape from yesterday’s World Motor Sports Council hearing without a punishment has been met with criticism. Jean Todt called the verdict “incomprehensible and grave” and threatened an appeal. Renault team boss Flavio Briatore admitted he didn’t understand the decision: “If someone had some advantage from the possession of the material, it would have been […]

McLaren not punished in spy case (updated) 26th July 2007, 15:15

The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council have decided not to punish McLaren following a hearing into the Ferrari spying row. However it has found the team guilty of possessing Ferrari’s documents and described at the penalties may be levied in the future if it emerges that McLaren had used the information: If it is found […]