McLaren have said that they are 'delighted' with the decision taken by the FIA - Formula 1's governing body, following the World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris today, which concluded the team should not face any form of penalty for its part in the spy row.

A statement from the Woking-based outfit added that in its opinion the decision is 'very balance and fair' and the team is now looking forward to continuing its fight for the constructors' and drivers' titles.

"There is no doubt that the past 24 days have been challenging and the tremendous support we have received from our sponsor partners and the public has been much appreciated," said team boss, Ron Dennis.

"Moving forward McLaren wants to re-affirm our long-standing commitment to honesty and integrity and re-state that we believe we have acted correctly throughout.

"Now, we have Formula 1 World Championships to win. As a result we intend to move on, so as to maintain the focus and commitment required to do exactly that."

The full statement from McLaren read:

"Following an appearance by McLaren today at the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris, a unanimous decision has been taken by the FIA which in McLaren's opinion is very balanced and fair.

"McLaren accepts the that the FIA World Motor Sport Council had no alternative other than to find that there was a purely technical breach by reason of the possession of certain information by one individual at his home, without McLaren's knowledge or authority.

"McLaren is delighted that the World Motor Sport Council determined that this information was not used and accordingly imposed no sanction whatsoever on the team.

"McLaren looks forward to continuing its fight in what is the most exciting Drivers' and Constructors' World Championship in many years."

 

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