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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


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. […]

Debate: End of the line for Fisichella?

What next for Giancarlo Fisichella? The man who was once considered the most promising talent not to have a front-line seat has conspicuously failed to deliver since arriving at Renault in 2005. He’s lagging behind his junior team mate in the world championship standings and the team has not yet confirmed his position for next […]

1999 Belgian Grand Prix flashback

Keeping two ruthless, competitive and fast team mates happy is something both McLaren and Ferrari have to manage this year. For an example of how one team has quite a bit more experience in the matter than the other, turn the clock back eight years to the Belgian Grand Prix of 1999. The McLaren drivers […]

Italian GP 2007 photos – Sunday


My final set of pictures from the Italian Grand Prix – the race itself. Sadly I’ve not got any pictures of Lewis Hamilton’s pass on Kimi Raikkonen – the crowd moved too quickly for me! Here’s a selection of images from before, during and after the main event.