SEPTEMBER 6, 2007
McLaren has been fined $50,000 by the FIA Stewards at Monza for failure to declare that it was using a new lightweight gearbox in Hungary. The team did not use the new gearbox in Istanbul two weeks ago after learning that it should have been crash-tested, but this procedure has now taken place under FIA supervision and the gearbox is to be used legitimately at Monza.
"The Stewards feel that disclosure should be made in circumstances such as this and accordingly censure McLaren," the stewards' decision said. "In the particular circumstances of this case no further sanction will be applied".
The team will use the new gearbox in Monza.