Barely a day after Nigel Stepney's dismissal from the Ferrari Formula 1 team following allegations of sabotage and industrial espionage, the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team have issued the following statement this evening...

"McLaren became aware on the 3rd July 2007 that a senior member of its technical organisation was the subject of a Ferrari investigation regarding the receipt of technical information. The team has learnt that this individual had personally received a package of technical information from a Ferrari employee at the end of April.

Whilst McLaren has no involvement in the matter and condemns such actions it will fully co-operate with any investigation. The individual has in the meanwhile been suspended by the company pending a full and proper investigation of the matter.

No further comment will be made."

 

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