FIA president, Max Mosley has said that Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso could both lose points if McLaren-Mercedes is found guilty of any wrong-doing in the on-going spy row.

Speaking to British newspaper, The Times, Mosley said that the comments made last week by F1 ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone, that there was 'no way' it would affect the drivers as it has 'nothing to do with them', were not necessarily correct.

"It is only in the most exceptional circumstances that a penalty for a team is different from a penalty for the driver," he confirmed to the broadsheet 'paper, adding that teams are responsible for its personnel.

As for when the spy row situation will be resolved, he added that he is hopeful things will be sorted out by the end of this month, at least 'as far as the sport' is concerned.

"I hope that, as far as the sport is concerned, it should all be clarified within the next three weeks," he confirmed to BBC Sport Online. "We're looking into the whole thing at the moment and when we've got all the facts then we will decide what to do.

"Both McLaren and Ferrari are giving us all the information that we want and we are asking questions. We will be writing to both teams next week with more questions and taking it from there."

Asked about Honda's involvement - something that was only made public on Friday, when the Brackley-based outfit issued their own statement, confirming that team boss, Nick Fry met with former Ferrari engineer, Nigel Stepney and McLaren's Mike Coughlan in June - he added that they have already been exonerated of any offences: "There's no suggestion Honda are in any way involved in this," he summed-up.

 

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