McLaren terminates designer Coughlan’s contract

March 14th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by admin  

Melbourne, March 14 (DPA) McLaren Friday terminated the contract of former chief designer Mike Coughlan, months after suspending him in the Formula One spy scandal. Coughlan, who was suspended in July upon the discovery of Ferrari documents at his house, could not be fired sooner due to legal issues, a McLaren spokeswoman told Deutsche Presse-Agentur Friday on the sidelines of the Australian Grand Prix at the Albert Park here.

McLaren’s chief designer received technical information from Ferrari’s Nigel Stepney, who was immediately fired by his team.

As a result of the scandal McLaren was stripped of their entire 2007 Constructors’ Championship points and handed a $100 million fine by the FIA.

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