Ferrari no comment on spy row development

Thu, 6 September 2007, 12:44

A Ferrari boss has refused to comment on the latest development in the ongoing espionage saga, involving the Maranello based team and its 2007 championship rival McLaren.

The FIA on Wednesday called off an upcoming appeal of its July verdict regarding the case, and instead scheduled another hearing of the World Motor Sport Council, after receiving “new evidence” concerning the alleged use of secret Ferrari information by the Italian outfit’s Woking based competitor.

The news has reignited speculation that Ron Dennis’ team might be heavily penalised by the sport’s governing body, with Ferrari fuming after the July verdict that it is “incomprehensible” that a team is not sanctioned despite being found guilty of breaching the International Sporting Code.

Ferrari sporting director Stefano Domenicali told La Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday: “It is the FIA that has given this new decision. I cannot say anything about it.

“We will see,” the Italian added. “Our president (Luca di Montezemolo) after the race in Budapest requested us to secure six consecutive one-two successes, and we are fully concentrated on our goal.”

Team driver Felipe Massa on Wednesday also declined to comment on the spying row, saying in an AP report: “Winning on the track and finishing in front of McLaren is my main concern.

“What happens off the circuit isn’t my problem.”

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