The verdict form the FIA now means that essentially, the McLaren Mercedes MP4-22 is illegal. The FIA have decided that the British team have incorporated information from Italian team Ferrari into their car, be it with aerodynamic parts or the way the rival team uses its tyres. What was incorporated is really neither here nor there at the moment. But what is correct, as far as I see it, the FIA now consider the McLaren car illegal. Hence why the team are excluded from the constructors championship. So why are Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso able to continue competing with the other teams for driver championship points?
Surely, McLaren should have been completely disqualified in both championships, or they should have been allowed to continue with no punishment. Lewis and Fernando will race at this weekends Belgian Grand Prix in a car that according to the governing body, has an unfair advantage over Ferrari and their drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. Otherwise they wouldn’t have been found guilty in the first place.
Am I seeing that wrong? Am I reading the statements incorrectly?
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