FIA wait for McLaren’s information on Renault

After suggestions that McLaren may hold evidence against Renault, the FIA s president Max Mosley is waiting to see whether McLaren submit anything formal to the FIA.

Mosley explained that Ron Dennis had promised to give the FIA information that would be detrimental to their rivals, Renault. “We haven t had the complaint or the detail we have been promised from McLaren about that, but when we get it, we will investigate,” Mosley said, speaking on BBC Radio 5. “We have had a dossier from Renault which doesn t look particularly damning, but then again, you wouldn t expect it to. It’s allegedly an employee who took some floppy disks with him, but we must wait and see what comes out from McLaren.

“I said to him, ‘When you have got your dossier together Ron, let’s have it’. He, with Renault’s agreement, sent experts into Renault to look at their computer system recently. So obviously when he has got that report, if there’s something significant in it, I have no doubt he will let us have it.”

Renault boss Flavio Briatore denies that his team has anything to hide. “First, if somebody tells me it’s the same, I sue somebody, quickly,” Briatore remarked. “Second, it’s not an investigation regarding myself and the team. Third, we give all the information to the Federation, at least when we found out something, and this is it. It’s as simple as that.

“I think McLaren was judged by the World Council and there was enough evidence to find McLaren guilty – it’s as simple as that. I do not want at this moment this talk about Renault because first, we are not being investigated, and second, we give all our evidence to McLaren and to Mr. Mosley and to the Federation.”