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The questions that remain over the espionage scandal (1/2)

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 […]

Ron Dennis revealed evidence against McLaren to FIA

In another twist in the espionage scandal it has emerged that Ron Dennis informed the FIA about some of the evidence used against his team in yesterday’s hearing. In a statement today Dennis said: “Once I became aware that new evidence might exist, which I did on the morning of the Hungarian Grand Prix, I […]

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

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

FIA verdict on McLaren – full text

The full FIA verdict against McLaren is reproduced in full below.

Mixed reaction in press to McLaren’s punishment

Depending on which newspaper you pick up this morning you might feel that justice has been done in the F1 espionage hearing, or that McLaren have been unfairly treated by an institution that is biased against them. One even suggests that Lewis Hamilton may end up at Prodrive next year, if McLaren’s appeal leads to […]

Video: Making of Ferrari’s F1 advert

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Say what you like about the McLaren-Ferrari spy scandal, both teams have done themselves justice with some excellent F1 adverts this year. Before McLaren’s brilliant Lewis Hamilton-Fernando Alonso rivalry advert was this gem from Shell, featuring classic Ferrari F1 cars ripping through Rome, Hong Kong, New York and other cities. Here’s a new video showing […]

Have you been to the Belgian GP?

It’s the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend and we’re looking for F1 fans who’ve been to the circuit to tell us about their experiences. The popular Spa circuit returns to the calendar after a one year break and is much revised. Photo: BMW Media Related links Share your experiences of visiting the Belgian […]

Suzuka to return in 2009

The Suzuka circuit will return to the F1 calendar in 2009. It will host the Japanese Grand Prix in a deal with the Fuji Speedway to share the event. Fuji will hold the race on October 7th this year and will hold it again in 2008. After that the two venues are expected to alternate. […]

McLaren out of ’07 championship and fined $100m

The FIA have announced that McLaren will not score constructors’ championship points this year and face an unprecedented $100m fine for their role in the espionage case. However Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso will still be allowed to score points towards the drivers’ championship. McLaren will also not be allowed any constructor’s representatives on the […]

Ten worst… Championship anti-climaxes

An unofficial round of the F1 drivers’ championship is being fought in a Parisian courtroom today. And if the outcome of the hearing has a major effect on the championships one way or another, it would be a terrible way to decide the titles. There have been some disappointing championship finales in the past, though. […]