Daily Archive for September 13th, 2007

Breaking News: McLaren Formula One team stripped of its 2007 points. Driver points spared.

The ongoing espionage scandal in Formula One reached a conclusion today when FIA made a decision to disqualify the McLaren Formula One team from the competition for the remainder of the 2007 season as well as the whole 2008 season for stealing and using information from the Ferrari team.

This is incredible. The McLaren drivers, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, are currently one and two in the season standings and one of them was bound to win the 2007 championship.

This has to be one of the biggest scandals to hit ANY sport in history.

And there seems to be more coming as rumors are circulating that the Renault F1 team had the same information and also used it in their cars.

Update: BBC is now reporting that instead of disqualification, the McLaren F1 team is going to lose its 2007 points and be hit with a $100M fine. The McLaren drivers will retain their points, and the 2008 car is subject to a special inspection before it’s allowed to participate in the 2008 season.