Talk about heavy handed! The FIA sent a letter to the drivers involved in the McLaren/Ferrari Stepney-gate issue.
“You will appreciate that there is a duty on all competitors and Super Licence holders to ensure the fairness and legitimacy of the Formula One World Championship. It is therefore imperative that if you do have any such information, you make it available to us without delay.
“I can confirm, given the importance of this issue, that any information you may make available in response to this letter will not result in any proceedings against you under the International Sporting Code or the Formula One regulations. However, in the event that it later comes to light that you have withheld any potentially relevant information, serious consequences could follow.”
What a way to motivate cooperation. Come out with grave threats to enlist cooperation as your first communication with the drivers? Hmmm…ok. The beatings will continue until morale improves~ FIA Management.