As far as 'bringing the sport into disrepute', it seems like this incident was a lot worse than the Stepneygate saga . . . and McLaren had to pay out an ungodly amount of money for that one, and lost constructor's points to boot.
Guess that goes to show how much Max hated Ron Dennis . . . or is it because Flav and Bernie are business partners?
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