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    Default formula 1: mclaren expelled for 2 years?

    just read this on http://www.planet-f1.com/story/0,189...726626,00.html. wait for official confirmation. nothing on fia site yet.

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    Default Re: formula 1: mclaren expelled for 2 years?

    Nothing on BBC yet. If kenna 2 years, they will go to courts. It will be a lenghty and tedious process.

    But then, if they are not banned, then Ferrari go to courts as well.

    Lawyers stand to earn big money!

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    seem like its a proposal. final verdict not out yet

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    Default McLaren out of Constructors, but drivers safe

    Thursday 13th September 2007
    McLaren have been booted out of this year's Constructors' Championship, however, their drivers are free to race for the World title.

    That was the verdict handed down by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council following today's Stepneygate hearing in Paris.

    McLaren were called to appear before the WMSC for the second time after new evidence came to light, suggesting that McLaren had made use of the Ferrari documents they were previously found guilty of being in possession of.

    After hours of deliberation, the WMSC ruled that McLaren were to be stripped off their 2007 Constructors' Championship points as well as fined $100m - a record amount in F1.

    The final part of the ruling is that the team's 2008 cars will be subject to examinations before racing next season.

    However, on the upside, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso will face no points-penalties and will be allowed to fight for this year's Drivers' Championship title.

    Hamilton is leading the battle on 92 points, three ahead of Alonso.
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    Default Re: formula 1: mclaren expelled for 2 years?

    1 year ban! Sure go courts! Ferrari are the Constructors' Champion!

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    wooohooo ferrari all the way
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    IMO they should've penalized the McLaren drivers as well. Maybe not to the extent of stripping all of their points, but at least deduct them. I think that not penalizing the driver is contradicting the verdict. If the team was penalized because FIA considers the team to have benefitted from having Ferrari's 700+ pages of technical documents (see the quote below which is taken from the planet-f1.com article), the team's drivers should have benefitted as well from having faster cars.

    McLaren were called to appear before the WMSC for the second time after new evidence came to light, suggesting that McLaren had made use of the Ferrari documents they were previously found guilty of being in possession of.

    After hours of deliberation, the WMSC ruled that McLaren were to be stripped off their 2007 Constructors' Championship points as well as fined $100m - a record amount in F1.

    The final part of the ruling is that the team's 2008 cars will be subject to examinations before racing next season.

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    Default Re: formula 1: mclaren expelled for 2 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by SilentWave View Post
    IMO they should've penalized the McLaren drivers as well. Maybe not to the extent of stripping all of their points, but at least deduct them. I think that not penalizing the driver is contradicting the verdict. If the team was penalized because FIA considers the team to have benefitted from having Ferrari's 700+ pages of technical documents (see the quote below which is taken from the planet-f1.com article), the team's drivers should have benefitted as well from having faster cars.
    very true. some double standards they have there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentWave View Post
    IMO they should've penalized the McLaren drivers as well. Maybe not to the extent of stripping all of their points, but at least deduct them. I think that not penalizing the driver is contradicting the verdict. If the team was penalized because FIA considers the team to have benefitted from having Ferrari's 700+ pages of technical documents (see the quote below which is taken from the planet-f1.com article), the team's drivers should have benefitted as well from having faster cars.
    I think the FIA does not want to spoil this season totally. If both Mclaren drivers were penalised till they can't compete for the driver's championship, viewership and interest might drop, which FIA does not want.
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    i think fia made a deal with the drivers. info in exchange for no punishment. thats how it got to this stage. anyway..that a**h*** alonso din even go give support to his team. hamilton was there while alonso went to belgium to practice. if i were mclaren ceo, i would give un-tuned spare car to alonso and put everything behind hamilton.

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    Default Re: formula 1: WMSC transcripts released

    the transcripts have been released. interesting read

    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/9/6809.html

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