Gloomy Valentines Day for McLaren Racing Engines – Data Usage Monitoring brings payday to Ferrari
Today was the day the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) was to have an extraordinary meeting to further punish McLaren. But a few weeks ago, McLaren issued a formal apology to Ferrari for stealing information. McLaren, as you may recall, was fined $100 million and was eliminated from a prestigious championship event because of the corporate espionage activity against its competitor.
Ferrari accepted the apology with these words.
“The written and verbal statements issued by senior McLaren personnel both at the World Council meetings of the 26th July and 13th September and through the media have thus been publicly proved wrong. Therefore it is admitted that confidential information which was the property of Ferrari was disseminated within the structure of the English team and this also confirms the seriousness of the behavior of those involved over the past few months.
“In the light of McLaren’s apology and the guarantees it has presented, Ferrari respects the proposal of the FIA President to cancel the extraordinary general meeting of the WSMC scheduled for the 14th February coming, thus bringing this incident to a close from a sporting point of view. ”
Ferrari points out that the story is not closed. The Ferrari statement continues, “However, it is confirmed that criminal actions underway in Italy and civil ones in England are still continuing.”