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      09-13-2007, 01:55 PM   #1
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Exclamation $100 Mil fine for Merc F1...Holy SH#$T

And the loss of all constructor points. That is pretty harsh. I wonder what exact evidence the FIA uncovered. Not that I'm saying it may not be justified. Either way, Merry Christmas Ferrari.

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Wow! You know there are gonna be heads on the chopping block for this one. I would hate to be the person responsible for a $100MM fine!
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It does not pay to cheat, dont take short cuts in life...
to McLaren.
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It does not pay to cheat, dont take short cuts in life...
to McLaren.
I wonder if the Patriots are paying attention.
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they probably have several appeals available to them

you better believe ferrari is not going to get away with any shit for the rest of the season though
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That will be BMW Sauber #2 in the Constructors Championship!!!
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If there is one good thing that comes out of this, there will be no team orders from McLaren for both Hamilton and Alonso for this year and next year. Making more interesting races to come.
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That will be BMW Sauber #2 in the Constructors Championship!!!
Unless something unfortunate were to happen to Ferrari as well...
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I wonder if the Patriots are paying attention.
haha..dude you know that everytime does what they do. Why do coaches cover their mouth? This is different.
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I think it was good of the FIA to allow Alonso and Hamilton to continue their battle for the driver's title. Not that I wouldn't love to see Heidfeld in 3rd, but I'd rather see the driver's earn the position they finish.

Going back to the FIA's letter stating that anyone who came forward would not be punished; I'm guessing Alonso came forward with the additional info. Why else is he in Belgium focusing on this weekend, while the rest of the team spent the day sweating bullets in Paris.
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I wonder if the Patriots are paying attention.
kinda late for them to turn back the time...I heard they already committed the cheating. The only thing left is to just sit back and see what the commisioner can gather for evidence and hand down a punishment. Sometime all this high techs we come up with hurt us in the end
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I'm glad of this, and not only 'cause I'm a Ferrari fan, but for the good of the sport,... cheating is just unfair.
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I'm glad of this, and not only 'cause I'm a Ferrari fan, but for the good of the sport,... cheating is just unfair.
Corporate Espionage is a common activity in any industry. It's just a matter if you are caught or not.
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Corporate Espionage is a common activity in any industry. It's just a matter if you are caught or not.
Funny you should say that. Eddie Jordan, former owner of the Jordan Racing Team, once said, "If your team does not have a cheating department you don't belong in F1."
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