Ferrari Appeals to WMSCAugust 1st, 2007
Ferrari Formula One Racing Team can appeal to the The World Motor Sport Council’s (WMSC) ruling which found Vodafone McLaren Mercedes guilty of possessing confidential Ferrari documents, but has not given a penalty as there was deemed to be insufficient evidenceÃ‚Â that the team had benefited from the data in any way.
McLaren Mercedes responded to Max Mosley’s decision to allow Ferrari to appeal: “Having considered in great detail the full submissions of both Ferrari and McLaren, the World Motorsport Council determined that there was no evidence that any information, passed by a Ferrari team member to a McLaren employee, had been brought into the organisation or provided any benefit whatsoever to the McLaren programme, McLaren is not aware of any new information or arguments that have arisen since the meeting of the World Motor Sport Council and therefore assumes that these same materials will now be considered by the FIA International Court of Appeal. Whilst this is both disappointing and time-consuming, McLaren is confident that the FIA International Court of Appeal will also exonerate McLaren and we will in the meanwhile continue to focus on our current world championship programme.”
Let’s hope that Lewis Hamilton won’t suffer from the forthcoming ruling in the court of appeal!!
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