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McLaren, owed $95M by FIA?

I'm sure most of us remember the massive fine levied on McLaren for alleged infringement of IP of a rival team over ten years ago now.

The "punishment", the then head of the FIA, Max Mosley levied was no less than $100M.

In this article:

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/november-2012/58/lunch-ron-dennis

a quote from Ron Dennis states:

“I could never come to terms, and never will, with my belief that a deep injustice had been done. Nor could I, or can I, accept that the magnitude of the penalty was remotely proportionate. I felt it was vindictive." He mentions the line in Tom Bower’s book, The Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone, which quotes Max Mosley as saying it was “$5 million for the offence, and $95 million for Ron being a (expletive deleted)."

This statement, if true demonstrates that the fine had irrelevant elements included in it that the FIA were not qualified or tasked to consider.

Surely McLaren Cars have a claim against the FIA and its former head for $95M as Mosley was not empowered to find somebody for being disliked by himself, a factor that represents no less than 95 per cent of the entire fine!

I would love to see McLaren apply for a refund.... with interest.

posted on 29/9/18

It was farcical then and now. How teflonso escaped that one is a mystery to

posted on 29/9/18

To me.

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