McLaren staff visited by Italian investigators 28 Feb 2008
McLaren executives were questioned by Italian investigators in Britain on Wednesday as part an ongoing legal enquiry into last years spy scandal affair. Accompanied by British police, the officials visited both the executives homes and McLarens Woking factory.
McLaren were fined $100 million and stripped of their 2007 constructors points after they were deemed to have benefitted from the possession of confidential Ferrari data. Formula One racings governing body, the FIA, has since drawn a line under the matter, but legal proceedings started by Italian magistrates are continuing.
McLaren Racing has today continued its co-operation with enquiries instigated by the Modena Magistrate, said the team in a statement.
The Surrey Police accompanied Italian investigators to the homes of a number of McLaren executives as part of their ongoing investigation. A similar process has been performed at the McLaren Technology Centre.
The police are completely satisfied with the co-operation they have received. These actions are part of a normal judicial process in connection with the ongoing investigation, and are supported by McLaren Racing.
The Modena magistrate, Giuseppe Tibis, has already questioned McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa and former team mate Fernando Alonso over the affair.