McLaren will not appeal spy saga penalty

Sat, 22 September 2007, 12:08

McLaren announced on Friday that it has decided not to appeal its $100m fine and constructors’ championship expulsion for espionage.

The Woking based team explained in a statement that team chiefs have today “notified the FIA of its intention not to appeal the verdict of the World Motor Sport Council”.

McLaren said it studied the September 13 judgement with its lawyers and shareholders and found that “it is in the best interests of the sport, and (the team’s) goal of winning races and world championships, not to appeal”.

“We believe the time has come to put this huge distraction behind us,” team boss Ron Dennis commented.

The news means that Ferrari will now definitely win the 2007 constructors’ title.

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