Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Another Formula One Spy Scandal?

Formula One seems to thrive on scandal. Hardly a year goes by without some kind of dispute putting the sport on the front pages rather than the sports pages.

In recent years we have had Tyregate, Spygate, Liegate, Crashgate and even Spankgate. What next?

Well, according to a report in the Express by Pitpass' business editor Chris Sylt, it looks like a Spygate sequel is on the horizon.

Records at the UK's High Court show that Force India has launched a damages claim against the companies which run Lotus Racing alleging that they copied the windtunnel model which its car is based on.

The claim has echoes of the row which erupted in 2007 when the FIA fined McLaren $100m for possessing blueprints from Ferrari. (more)