Anyone who can see the sense in the following, please post a comment.
Someone in Team A sent someone in Team B a lot of information. Some of it was design related, but the recipient wasn't a designer. According to a published letter from the principal of Team B, a search of their network has shown no signs of the data; and all 140 Engineers from Team B provided statements saying they had not seen the data and no one has asserted that any part of Team B's car has been copied from the information they received.
It is held that sender in team A did not act on behalf of his team in sending the information to his friend in team B. The pair approached team C who retreated.
However it is held the recipient in Team B did act on behalf of his team.
All over Southern England I can hear people wondering if Ron Dennis sounds that much like Michael Caine, and misquoting a line from the Italian Job.
There are a quarter of a million Italians in Britain, and they'll be made to suffer. Every restaurant, cafe, ice-cream parlour, gambling den and nightclub in London, Liverpool and Glasgow.....will be smashed. Mr.
BridgerDennis will drive them into the sea"
Fiat sales people in the UK will be revising their sales forecasts tonight.
Update. It seems that there was more to it than the collection of design documents.
I'm also surprised that when I picked those 3 letters for the meaning of FIA, I was by no means the first to do so. Have a look at this from the Renault pit. http://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=36959. It seems even the teams think that of the FIA