F1 "Spygate"

Here’s the story of how the world (or, at least, those in the world who care) found out that McLaren was stealing from Ferrari. These things really emerge in mundane ways. In this case, through a copy shop employee who just happened to be a rabid fan of the Italian team…

Inside the Scandal That Rocked the Formula One Racing World
“It was June 2007 in sleepy Surrey County, and Coughlan, a statuesque blonde, sauntered through the door of the shop holding a sheaf of 780 pages. Scan them onto two CDs, she told the clerk, a forgettable middle-aged guy in a forgettable office park in the middle of nowhere. Nothing strange about the order, unless you happened to be a Formula One fan and happened to take a close look at the material: schematic drawings, technical reports, pictures, and financial information — enough insider dope to design a Formula One race car. Each page was emblazoned with one of the most famous logos in the world: the prancing black horse of Ferrari.”
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