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Marussia asks FIA to investigate Team Lotus breach

After a British court ruled that Team Lotus (now Caterham) had misused IP owned by Force India on its 2010 car, Marussia has requested an FIA investigation into the case. The court ruled that CAD Files used by Aerolab/Team Lotus reproduced much of the vortex generator, rear brake duct lower element and rear view mirror. The FIA is to await the outcome of a court case in Italy before ruling on the matter.

4 Apr - Source
TheRealTony   Tony Fernandes
I thought we settled this crap in the courts, Force India got 25 bloody grand for it.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Wow, that's some serious compensation for having their IP stolen. Should keep them supplied with toilet roll for the rest of the season.
ForceVJ   Vijay Mallya
You're right there Alonso, 25 grand is an insult. It wouldn't put a bloody platinum coated faucet in the upstairs jacks in my smallest private jet.
TheRealTony   Tony Fernandes
It's the principle of the thing Mallya - you got your money, case closed as far as I'm concerned.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
You'll probably be surprised to hear that money isn't the only "principle" in motorsport Fernandes.
Bernie   Bernie Ecclestone
It is really though isn't it? You'll hear all these lads going on about the thrill and the passion and all that rubbish, but when it comes down to it, it's uncle Bernie's bucks that keep you all in digs isn't it?
ForceVJ   Vijay Mallya
I'd say we'll let the FIA handle this one Bernie.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
I wouldn't hold my breath, they don't seem to be in a very big rush. I believe this all happened well over a year ago.
todt   Jean Todt
The FIA are keenly away of this issue, but due to ongoing court proceedings we must refrain from getting involved as yet.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Good plan Todt, let a few old men in wigs make the tricky decisions for you.
todt   Jean Todt
As soon as the Italian and British courts have come to a conclusion on the matter, we will come to a conclusion on the matter.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
You'd have to wonder what the hell Marussia think they're going to get out of this anyway.
Booth   John Booth
It is important to consider the technological advantage Team Lotus unfairly gained over us in the 2010 season, and how that could have affected the results.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
I suppose with you being one of the two teams actually behind Team Lotus on the grid, their fancy stolen Force India rear-view mirrors could have given them the edge.
TheRealTony   Tony Fernandes
I've got plenty spare lawyers around these days Booth, you'll never get a result out of this one.
Booth   John Booth
Your army of trademark lawyers won't do much for you against the FIA Fernandes, I'll get you bloody disqualified.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
I'd look out Tony, that could mean losing your championship points from last year... all zero of them... bumping Virgin up from an embarrassing last place to a pathetic 2nd-last.
Booth   John Booth
You know what they say Michael, 2nd last place is the first winner.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
I doubt even Eddie The Eagle would buy that one Booth. I believe it's actually "2nd place is the first loser", which means 2nd last place is... the 2nd last loser.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
A significant step up for Virgin then. Next stop, 2nd base.


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