Ferrari s president Luca di Montezemolo has invited the British photocopy shop worker who tipped the team off about McLaren s spying activities to Italy.
“If it had not been for that photocopy man, we would not have known anything about this story,â€ Montezemolo explained. “That s why we have invited him to the Mugello race track and will invite him to our factory.â€ Montezemolo has already dedicated Ferrari s win at the 2007 Belgian Grand Prix to the employee and also to the fans.
The photocopy shop worker tipped off Ferrari that someone had been in his shop copying 780 pages of confidential Ferrari data. McLaren employee Mike Coughlan was later found to be in possession of a copy of the data, and McLaren were eventually fined $100 million and thrown out of the 2007 drivers championship thanks to the scandal.