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FIA summons McLaren in the Ferrari spying case

 According to the Formula 1 governing body FIA, McLaren Mercedes team broke the rules by possessing confidential documents belonging to rival Ferrari.

FIA summons McLaren in the Ferrari spying case After the allegations made by Ferrari, now the FIA is taking the matter in their own hands. The Formula 1 governing body has issued McLaren Mercedes summons to appear before a meeting on July 26th.

 FIA statement read: "The team representatives have been called to answer a charge that between March and July 2007, in breach of Article 151c of the International Sporting Code, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes had unauthorized possession of documents and confidential information belonging to Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, including information that could be used to design, engineer, build, check, test, develop and/or run a 2007 Ferrari Formula One car."

 McLaren have not yet issued an official statement related to the summons, but the Mercedes team have vigorously denied any wrongdoings ever since the scandal broke.

 Meanwhile, a scheduled hearing at the High Court in London was cancelled yesterday, when Ferrari struck a deal with McLaren designer Mike Coughlan, agreeing not to press the court for the release of his evidence to lawyers in Italy, where Ferrari have brought a criminal action against their own mechanic Nigel Stepney. Stepney continues to deny all allegations.

Published on 07/12/2007

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