McLaren-Mercedes team boss Ron Dennis has welcomed the result of the FIA's 'extremely efficient, professional and thorough investigation' after speculation that the outfit breached the regulations by imposing team orders during last weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.

A statement from the Woking-based squad added that 'the McLaren-Mercedes team has at all times stated that it did not breach the International Sporting Code' and as a result is 'pleased' that the FIA has 'confirmed that the team's actions were entirely legitimate'.

"Press reports following the Monaco Grand Prix focussed on two issues - the fuel strategy and the allegation that the drivers were not allowed to race each other. The FIA investigation shows that these criticisms were not justified," the team added.

Dennis meanwhile noted that while it was sad that their one-two result at the Principality was overshadowed by this, they are pleased it has now been sorted out and that they can concentrate fully on the next event, the Canadian Grand Prix.

"The entire team was understandably disappointed that outstanding drives from both Fernando and Lewis resulting in a great one-two victory and McLaren's 150th win was temporarily tarnished," he continued.

"The efficient intervention and subsequent inquiry of the FIA into the allegations of the last three days has removed any doubt about the manner in which the team ran its cars during the 2007 Monaco Grand Prix. The team, Fernando and Lewis, who currently are leading both World Championships can now concentrate on the Canadian Grand Prix."

 

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