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.