McLaren’s MP4-23 given all-clear

The FIA have put an end to McLaren s spying saga by giving their MP4-23 car the go-ahead to compete in the forthcoming season.

The World Motor Sport Council was due to meet in February to determine the eligibility of McLaren s 208 car however the FIA have chosen to accept Max Mosley s recommendation of drawing a line under the spying plans by canceling the February meet and giving McLaren the go-ahead for next season.

The WMSC was intending to meet to decide whether the MP4-23 had any form of Ferrari intellectual property on it following inspections by the FIA s technical department. McLaren have apologized for the espionage saga and in a statement said they had overhauled their internal procedures to prevent a recurrence. They also offered to stop the development of three contentious areas on their new challenger.

A statement from the FIA reads, “Further to the proposal of the FIA president, the World Motor Sport Council has agreed to cancel the hearing scheduled for February 14, 2008.”