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How can it be possible?

August 1, 2007 · Posted by staffFerrari
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Paris, 31st July 2007 – “Max Mosley, president of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) in Paris, announced that he will send the case to the body’s court of appeal to allow Ferrari to present its case, after the ruling that no sanctions were to be imposed on McLaren.” This is quite important news. Although it has to be said that the Appeal Court is part of the Federation itself, and that it was this Federation that decided just four days ago that McLaren was not guilty of the well known facts of this spy story, which has been of major interest for the last couple of months for the whole F1 world and beyond. Well, now people might ask if there is or if there isn’t someone guilty. But more than anything else it was the Federation itself that did not sentence the British-German team. So how can it be possible now that we have to hear from its President that they have to completely review the verdict? It’s not that we don’t like what is happening right now; on the contrary. As many amongst you have already underlined, we have always claimed and still claim that the sentence has been profoundly unjust – in its outcome and its proceedings – but also against the interests of Ferrari and against the spirit of the sport itself, if one can still say it like that after all that has happened...I claim that this kind of behaviour by the body who should govern the highest level of motor sports is really absurd. I don’t know what you think but I myself am really tired of all that’s going on and I can’t wait to see the cars on the track again; maybe even in the rain as it was in Germany, so we might see some nice overtaking manoeuvres…. I know, I am uncureably romantic, but at least I can console myself with the certainty that amongst you there is still someone who thinks as I do….  

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  • Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 10:28 by
    I agree. The FIA/WMSC ruling was ridiculous - to be found in breach of the rules but to go unpunished is absurd. Sad to say, Gianpaolo, but I think that whatever happens on the track this season, the Championship is tainted. Yet, I am still hopeful that we can win the Championships - that would be more than merely poetic justice.
  • Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 10:28 by
    Damn straight!
  • Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 10:28 by
    i think this whole matter is just a bottle of smoke, but it is great sport at the same time, watching all the protagonists in this story postulating from a very great height about how they are acting purely in the interests of the sport. the FIA verdict was that they would sit on their hands but when Todt heard this he threw all his toys out of the pram and then the man from Italian motorsport cried foul because Ferrari is Italy and it is the patriotic thing to do, then Max said "well maybe the FIA is a bunch of idiots after all, we will listen again and try to hear what is being said". then Ron throws all his toys out of the pram and air-es his dirty linen in public. everyone is telling their side of the story but no one is telling the whole story with the result that no story adds up, why would Stephney and Couglan use confidential Ferrari information to build a better Mclaren car for Ron and then move to Honda?. leaving aside the billions of dollar industry (sorry sport) that is F1 for one minute, the real crime that was committed here is nothing to do with spying at all. it is the backyard burning of a 780 page document in the days of global warming by Couglan. i have to agree with Ron on this one, the championship should be decided on the track and not in court and it should not be ruined by the actions of a 2 disgruntled employees of Ferrari and Mclaren. its a great story and i hope that it rumbles on for longer, it gives a fascinating insight into the behind the scenes world of what really goes on in this so called sport.

 

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