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NEWS FLASH: FIA confirms verdict [updated 2].

Although there is still no official word on the verdict reached by the FIA World Motor Sport Council following the spy row hearing today, early reports suggest that McLaren-Mercedes have been stripped of all their points' in this years constructors' championship.

The Woking-based team has also been given a $100 million fine - around £50 million.

McLaren drivers' Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton however both retain their points' in the drivers' championship.

The FIA also announced that they will compile a report on McLaren's 2008 challenger – the MP4-23 - and that it will be examined independently, assumingly to ensure Ferrari's intellectual property has not been used.

If Ron Dennis' team is found to have used any information from the Ferrari dossier then they will lose all points in 2008 as well.

McLaren-Mercedes are due to hold a press conference now at 19.15 hours BST.

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Ron Dennis Arrives at the FIA Headquarters for the latest spy row WMSC hearing [Pic credit: FIA copyright]
FIA Chamber [Pic credit: FIA copyright]
Fernando Alonso - McLaren Honda
Kevin Magnussen - McLaren Honda
Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button - McLaren Honda
McLaren Honda MP4-30
McLaren Honda MP4-30
Jenson Button - McLaren Honda
Jenson Button - McLaren Honda
Fernando Alonso - McLaren Honda
McLaren Honda MP4-30
McLaren Honda MP4-30
The McLaren-Honda MP4-30
McLaren Honda MP4-30
Ron Dennis and CNN`s Rani Raad at the McLaren Technology Centre
Sebastian Vettel with Ferrari employees at Maranello. Pic credit: Ferrari
Jean-Eric Vergne poses in front of the Ferrari simulator at Maranello. Pic credit: Ferrari
Maurizio Arrivabene and Sergio Marchionne at Ferrari`s annual Christmas media briefing

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jeff - Unregistered

September 14, 2007 5:22 AM

Why is everyone attacking Ferrari? McLaren has been determined to have massively cheated. Very embarassing for McLaren to be nailed with the goods in such an egregious manner.

Ian Corper - Unregistered

September 13, 2007 7:23 PM

RIP F1 1950 - 2007 Murdered By Ferrari In Paris, under the guise of the FIA Ferrari cant win on the track this year by fair means, so they set up the biggest competition by planting documents. I used to respect and admire Ferrari, now I think they are just pathetic, they have lost any respect I ever had for them. They have destroyed the championship and it will take years to recover.

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