McLaren has been stripped of its constructors championship points and fined £49.2m in the latest verdict from motorsport's governing body, the FIA, in F1's spying row. But Lewis Hamilton's world title bid appears to be still on track.The Woking team had originally escaped penalty in investigations surrounding the exchange of confidential Ferrari data between one of McLaren's top engineers and a source in the Italian operation. But fresh evidence was presented to the FIA's World Motor Sport Council today, and it elected to impose the points and cash penalty - but not to dock any points from either of McLaren's drivers, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.The full details of the FIA's verdict and the reasoning behind it have yet to be made public, and McLaren has yet to respond or give any indication of whether it might appeal. It is also being forced to present its 2008 car to the FIA to prove that it contains no Ferrari-sourced design features.
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