Feeds

McLaren accelerates away from fines and expulsion

But not in the clear yet

Seven Steps to Software Security

McLaren has escaped sanction following a hearing which found insufficient evidence that the current Formula One leaders had benefited from leaked Ferrari data.

The International Automobile Federation (FIA), which met at its world motor sport council today, said in a statement that it could yet kick McLaren out of the F1 championship if more evidence came to light.

It said because of the lack of proof surrounding the controversy, which threatened to unseat British McLaren wonder kid Lewis Hamilton and team mate Fernando Alonso from the top of the championship pile, it will "impose no penalty".

However, the team is not fully in the clear.

McLaren's suspended chief designer Mike Coughlan and former Ferrari engineer Nigel Stepney both have legal action hanging over their heads in Italy and England.

The FIA said it therefore "reserved the right" to examine the matter further, the result of which could yet lead to excluding the team from this year's F1 championship, as well as 2008's competition.

The so-called F1 spy saga has thrown up a lot of unwanted headlines for the sport, following allegations that McLaren's Coughlan had a stash of high-level technical information from rival F1 team Ferrari. ®

Seven Steps to Software Security

More from The Register

next story
Canuck reader threatens suicide over exact dimensions of SPAAAACE!
How many As? Reg hack's writing cops a shoeing
Delaware pair nabbed for getting saucy atop Mexican eatery
Burrito meets soft taco in alleged rooftop romp outrage
Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files
Printable genitalia fall foul of 'obscene material' laws
Brit Rockall adventurer poised to quit islet
Occupation records broken, champagne corks popped
Apple: No, China. iPhone is NOT public enemy number 1
Beijing fears it could beam secrets back to America
Accused! Yahoo! exec! SUES! her! accuser!, says! sex! harassment! never! happened!
Allegations were for 'financial gain', countersuit claims
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.