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  • Hansi Hansi Sep 13, 2007 10:53 Flag

    McLaren Punishment Appeal - 2007/2008 -redux

    Not sure if you read the news from Monday I think.

    It was actually a reporter that made up this one. Anything for a story these days. It's sad that Alonso's and de la Rosa's names were dragged through the mud on this one. It should be interesting because there is "new" evidence and we really won't know about it until tomorrow. Oh well, it could be over soon.

    Journalist admits Alonso-de la Rosa email fake
    Mon 10 Sep, 10:26 AM

    A journalist has admitted that he invented the contents of the supposed email that may be part of FIA's 'new evidence' against McLaren.

    As the espionage saga scaled new heights in the Monza paddock, La Gazzetta dello Sport published this exchange between Pedro de la Rosa and Fernando Alonso.

    But Italian journalist Pino Allievi has now confessed to concocting the exchange in order to make his article about the existence of the email 'more credible'.

    "I made a free interpretation of what might have been said in the email," he told AP, insisting that the hypothetical nature of the drivers' dialogue was mentioned on his article published on Friday.

    The interesting thing is what I've already read in other posts, McLaren coundn't buy a win with Kimi driving and now they're either winning or on the podium every race....go figure.