An Italian court has closed another chapter of the F1 'spy saga' by fining four engineers of the McLaren team, according to reports emerging from Italy.

An Italian court has closed another chapter of the F1 'spy saga' by fining four engineers of the McLaren team, according to reports emerging from Italy.

Dailies including 'Il Resto del Carlino' said agreements with the British engineers Mike Coughlan, Rob Taylor, Jonathan Neale and Paddy Lowe, relating to the knowledge of secret information belonging to Ferrari, were reached.

The agreements with the Modena court include fines of 150,000 euros apiece for Taylor, Neale and Lowe, and 180,000 euros for Coughlan, the Mercedes-powered team's sacked former chief designer who allegedly originally received the 780-page Ferrari dossier from Nigel Stepney.

Stepney, who was sacked by Ferrari, is also being pursued by Italian prosecutors for the espionage as well as the alleged sabotage of the Italian team's Monaco-bound 2007 cars.

 

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