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McLaren four called to face Italian questioning // Four McLaren top bods are called to the Modena authorities

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Today is the 7th February 2008, and this is F1Minute.

Ron Dennis, Mike Coughlan, Paddy Lowe and Martin Whitmarsh have all been called to appear before the Italian magistrate who is investigating the espionage affair from last year on behalf of Ferrari. McLaren have simply confirmed that their lawyers “received some papers from the Modena authorities which are currently being reviewed.” Ron Dennis is believed to be due at the meeting on the 18th February.

Pat Symonds has been speaking to Autosport magazine about the new car, and it’s chances. He said that last year’s car faced two separate issues – differences with data from the wind tunnel and the track, and the change from Michelin to Bridgestones. He believes that they’ve got those sorted now, and this year Renault will be back challenging for wins.

They all said their piece yesterday, and now the machinery to help them achieve their goals has been released. The Force India car for 2008 was unveiled in Mumbai today. The most significant things to gain from the launch are the colours, a white and gold livery, plus the prominent Kingfisher branding, Vijay Mallya’s own company.

That’s all for today, please join me tomorrow for another F1Minute.