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It's ridiculous IMO, if this was Super aguri and Spyker, then no one would care, (in Bernie Ecclestone's words) they should have just fined them, IMO. Though it's perfectly right the drivers didn't get punished, after all they had nothing to do with the incident.



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It's a personal vendetta from FIA / Ferrari and grossly unfair



Ferrari/fia = fascists



KillerMan said:
kirby007 said:

i just realised!! spyker won't be the last team OMG haha

Edit : even though the team is punished for having confidential documents of ferrari it doesn't mean their car is illegal


Suddenly their car hasn't got broken a single race and example renault suffer change of tyres (michelin->benetton) but mclaren not. That is too weird....


 what's even weirder is that the Mclaren is a better car than the Ferrari! I'm pretty sure that doesn't happen when you just copy someone elses car. 



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Well exactly. If you copy another car how can you make one that is better? The problem is that this just harms our reputation more and more and it is totally unfair.



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kirby007 said:

good solution,nice punishment, drivers should have ben punished 2.

well don't listen 2 me am an ferrari fanboy;)


The drivers apparently helped in the investigation.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070913/ap_on_sp_au_ra_ne/car_f1_spy_case;_ylt=AomD0E1Ms7OC2fuvmgb42dYLMxIF

"FIA said it did not penalize McLaren's drivers "due to exceptional circumstances" because they provided evidence in exchange for immunity.

Asked whether the futures of Hamilton and Alonso at McLaren had been compromised by the scandal, McLaren chief Ron Dennis said the two drivers remain under contract."



Read the news this morning, although I stayed up late trying to catch the updates.

Always been a Lotus fan, but after their demise I had no preference, but definitely not Schumacher, and by extension, Ferrari.

McLaren have had a stellar history (just like Williams), and both have arguably accomplished more than Ferrari in much much less time (not to mention Ferrari won many championships back in the day by taking advantage of their massive budget to field up to six cars per race - no wonder they won so much!).

Ferrari could have been penalized in other occasions but normally they just get a slap on the wrist. McLaren gets fined 100,000,000 quid.

I just had a chat the other day with my brother in law about this, and how F1 regulations are pretty much a joke since there is so much in the regulations that are open to interpretation - this is just one example of it.

After this incident, F1 is officially over for me. F1 can FUCK OFF for all I care.

It's A1GP for me now! 

But I do hope that McLaren win the appeal (although hell will freeze over several times before that will happen).



jman8 said:
thank god the FIA didn't listen to you. Would've made F1 even more boring.

Not possible!!!



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