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Thursday, April 9, 2009

McLaren ban in the cards?

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone warns McLaren may be facing a ban for one or more races over the Melbourne affair.

Throwing around phrases such as “stealing a point and a place” and “fraud,” Ecclestone was quoted in the Daily Express saying, “There are many options open if the charge sticks and it would be a terrible thing if any team were banned from races. But it could happen. It is not so long ago that McLaren were in front of the Council and it is never good for anyone if you are back in court quickly for something similar.”


Sports News - January 17, 2009


Ecclestone was of course referring to McLaren’s $100m fine by the Council and exclusion from the constructors’ world championship in 2007 over “spygate.”

McLaren will appear before the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council on April 29.

Multi-race bans, of course, are not unprecedented. As recently as 2005, BAR-Honda was barred from taking part in the Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix for a technical infraction.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Of the team principals who were involved in the U.S. Grand Prix/Michelin debacle, who's left; Ron, Frank and Flavio? I think that's it. I've long held the opinion that Bernie wants all of those men out of the sport. Your Sports News photo from January looks as though Bernie's telling Ron that Ron's position is untenable. I don't think that Ron being off the pit wall is enough. Bernie made them multi-millionaires and they bit the hand that feeds them.
Chris

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