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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

McLaren (Finally) Admit To Spying On Ferrari

There's something unsatisfying about an admission after the fact. Instead of a genuine apology, it comes across more like a plea of self-pity - 'I'm so sorry I got caught'.

Yesterday McLaren admitted on it's website that
"It has become clear that Ferrari information was more widely disseminated within McLaren than was previously communicated," - translation: 'We lied about how many people had access to the stolen info and about who was using it. And for what.'

"McLaren has written to the WMSC to apologise that it has taken an FIA investigation to find this information and have expressed our deep regret that our understanding of the facts was improved as a result of the FIA inspection rather than our own investigations." - translation: 'We're very sorry you caught us cheating'

The worst thing about this tardy confession is that it came via McLaren's website. If you're going to make a weasel apology, at-least have the sack to do it in person for Pete's sake.

McLaren will now have to overhall many of their new design features for next years car as they were based on the stolen information. This could be bad news for Lewis Hamilton, as design changes this late in the game may affect the cars' performance next season.

[BBC Sport]

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At 7:18 am, Anonymous Kimi-fan said...

About time too. But like you say, it means very little now.


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