McLaren boss, Ron Dennis, has been summoned to appear in front of an Italian magistrate on February 18th.
Last year’s Formula One spy scandal doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon, as McLaren boss, Ron Dennis, has been summoned to appear in front of an Italian magistrate on February 18th. On Thursday McLaren confirmed they "had received some papers from the Modena authorities which are currently being reviewed".
The scandal occurred when McLaren was caught with technical information which apparently contained Ferrari’s car specifications and racing tactics. The suggestion is that Nigel Stepney, from Ferrari, passed along data and other pieces of information to McLaren's chief designer, Mike Coughlan. In July of last year, Formula One’s governing body said that McLaren was in procession of confidential information and was charged with breaking the rules, however they also stated that there was not enough evidence to determine if McLaren used this information to their advantage. As a result McLaren was fined $100 million dollars and stripped it of its constructors' championship points for the season.
McLaren chief executive Martin Whitmarsh, chief designer Mike Coughlan and engineering director Paddy Lowe have also been summoned.