FIA report

This report is stunning. I was waiting for the FIA report to be published, quite eagerly. Look at this. The PDF file from FIA, available here.

In what is being viewed as the most damning section of the report, the FIA has published an email exchange between De la Rosa and Alonso.
“All the information from Ferrari is very reliable,” De la Rosa wrote to Alonso on 25 March in an exchange about the Ferrari’s weight distribution.
“It comes from Nigel Stepney, their former chief mechanic – I don’t know what post he holds now.
“He’s the same person who told us in Australia that Kimi (Raikkonen) was stopping in lap 18. He’s very friendly with Mike Coughlan, our chief designer and he told him that.”

I fail to understand why the drivers(Or atleast Alonso) are not punished? And it was hilarious to read the BBC 606 where people were saying that Ron Dennis was known for his integrity. And this article went one step ahead.

Dennis, too, will feel the pain – personally as much as anything.

This is a man who has based his entire business career, his entire company, on an image of honesty and integrity, and to be besmirched like this will hurt him almost physically.

I consider McLaren lucky and I feel they have been let off with a lesser punishment. Forget the 100 million $ fine. They will recover that in no time. Not banning the drivers is silly.

A balanced, but good, article from Guardian.

F1 spying controversy

Update:
McLaren are stripped of their constructors points, and fined 100 million $. Drivers escape punishment. More details here.

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Hope it gets over soon and people get on with racing. Its been a wonderful season, and this controversy is spoiling the fun. Meanwhile as expected British media are all out to make Ferrari the villain once again. He he. Poor McLaren. He must be cursing from up above after reading this article.

The case against Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One team, McLaren Mercedes, over allegations that they have cheated this season by using secret technical information stolen from Ferrari consists of a large body of new evidence running to 166 pages in length, The Times has learnt.

Tch tch. Does it mean that if not for Lewis, no one knew of McLaren mercedes?

“The dossier of new evidence collected by the FIA is thought to centre not just on e-mail traffic between the McLaren test driver, Pedro De La Rosa, and Hamilton’s teammate, Fernando Alonso, but also on ….”

Oh! Lewis Hamilton’s team mate is Fernando Alonso? Is he new to F1? Is he any good?
It looks like ‘The Hindu’ reporting about a communist event 😉 Biased to the core!