I blogged here and here a couple of years ago about the dishonest way McLaren Racing, with Ron Dennis in the lead dealt with the theft of technical information brought to them by former Ferrari employee Nigel Stepney. Failing to contact the FIA, motor sport's governing body, and coming clean about what had happened, cost them dearly. They were chucked out of the 2007 World Constructors Championship and fined $100 million .
- On 29 March, 2009, told the stewards of the Australian Grand Prix that no instructions were given to Hamilton to allow Jarno Trulli to pass when both cars were behind the safety car, knowing this statement to be untrue.- Procured its driver, Hamilton to support and confirm this untrue statement to the stewards.
- Although knowing that as a direct result of its untrue statement to the stewards, another driver and a rival team had been unfairly penalized, made no attempt to rectify the situation either by contacting the FIA or otherwise.
- On 2 April, 2009, at a second hearing before the stewards of the Australian Grand Prix, (meeting in Malaysia) made no attempt to correct the untrue statement of 29 March but, on the contrary, continued to maintain the statement was true, despite being allowed to listen to a recording of the team instructing Hamilton to let Trulli past, and despite being given more than one opportunity to correct its false statement.
- On 2 April, 2009, at the second stewards' hearing, procured its driver Hamilton to continue to assert the truth of the false statement given to the stewards on 29 March, while knowing what he was saying to the stewards was not true.