Extraordinary details in Ferrari-McLaren spy case

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Fernando Alonso, McLaren-Mercedes, Silverstone, 2007, 2The hearings into Mike Coughlan’s reputed involvement in obtaining documents from Ferrari began today and some surprising allegations have been made.

Apparently Ferrari first heard of the matter when a photocopying shop in Woking contacted them. It is alleged that Mike Coughlan’s wife Trudy entered the shop earlier that day to duplicate a 780 page Ferrari document.

This is not exactly James Bond stuff!

Coughlan’s house was subsequently searched. It has also been claimed that McLaren managing director Jonathan Neale was aware that Coughlan was in possession of the document.

The trial continues.

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