The FIA have announced that McLaren will not score constructors’ championship points this year and face an unprecedented $100 million fine for their role in the ‘Spygate’ espionage case.Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso will still be allowed to score points towards the drivers’ championship.
McLaren will also not be allowed any constructor’s representatives on the podium for the rest of the year.
Hamilton and Pedro de la Rosa were present at the hearing; Alonso was not. Recent developments in the case have centred on a purported exchange of e-mails between de la Rosa and Alonso. The pair (and Hamilton) were asked to supply any e-mails relevant to the case and told they would be immune from punishment if they did.
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