Re: Should MacLaren have been punished
I think on balance its the right decision. McLaren and honest Ron's reputation over the years for playing straight and not cheating probably carried a lot of weight. Its seems most likely it was the unauthorised act of a bunch of disgrunted job seeking idiots who didn't mind whose pool they peed in.
Ferrari are right to be pretty angry, but by comparison with Mclaren their reputation is not quite so clear cut over the years.
Its pretty certain none of the info was used, even if it was seen at upper management level, which seems unlikely.
Putting all that aside, we've got the best up front battle in F1 for years, and its all been done fair and square on the track so far IMHO, so any action against Mclaren would spoil the championship race.
So..content that no advantrage has been gained or lost by either team..I think its fair.