It will get better. FIA will find a red Ferrari towel in Mclaren employee's bathroom, a pack of RedBulls in the fridge, a Honda CBR in the garage, a Williams Lego model, a Toyota Yaris parked outside & a bowling ball bag with BMW badge - > Mclaren will be fined a lot more than 100 million bucks...
It could get even worse if they found another 700 pages of "secret & mysterious information" called...Harry Potter & (whatever).
Source: http://www.topgear.com/blogs/motorsport/083-F1-spying-on-itself/F1 spying on itself
So, Renault are up in front of the beak on F1 spying charges. They stand accused of unauthorised possession of confidential McLaren technical information - coincidentally the very same charge that cost McLaren 50 million quid and all its points in 2007.
Seems Ferrari and F1's self-appointed conscience Max Mosley didn't quite think it through when they set about the witch-hunt against Ron Dennis back in the summer. So hellbent were they on sticking one on McLaren they forget the simple truth: that F1 is chock full of spies, gossip, shared information and technical 'borrowing', and has been that way since internal combustion first replaced horses.
Ergo, if you humiliate McLaren for doing what everybody knows everybody else is also doing, they're not going to take it lying down. They're going to fight back.
So, like contestants in the X Factor, the F1 teams now wait to learn who's going to be voted off next. This week it's Renault; next week it could be anybody (except, of course, the model of innocence that is Ferrari).
Whoever Fernando Alonso ends up driving for is stuffed before they even start, since we already know from the ruling against McLaren that the Spaniard is in possession of all Ferrari's car set-up and brake balance secrets. That's gotta be worth at least ?25 mill before we even start, eh Max?
How far will F1 let the charade go before it realises that repeated gunshots to the foot will inevitably leave it permanently disabled? Will Red Bull be fined for having a suspiciously similar name to Torro Rosso? How about fining McLaren for having Vodafone on their cars - a blatant rip-off of the 2006 Ferrari?
For gawd's sake let's get Mosley out of F1 and restore some sanity before the rest of his idiot chickens come home to roost, pecking the sport to death in the process.