McLaren Escape FIA Punishment in Paris

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes will not be penalised by the FIA World Motor Sport Council despite being found to be in the possession of confidential technical documentation from their main competitor, Ferrari.

McLaren attended the extraordinary meeting in Paris today in order to answer a charge that “between March and July 2007, in breach of Article 151c of the International Sporting Code, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes had unauthorised possession of documents and confidential information belonging to Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, including information that could be used to design, engineer, build, check, test, develop and/or run a 2007 Ferrari Formula One car.”

McLaren, who lead Ferrari by 27 points in the 2007 F1 World Championship, will be relieved to have escaped penalty and that the matter, which has overshadowed the sport for many weeks, has now been laid to rest.