i had no doubt you would not read the official FIA transcripts i posted above..;)
you asked a link, i gave you one, but you didn't say a word about it yet...
No need for that. McLaren had Ferrari's specs. What do you think they did? Wait for a "go ahead" from Alonso and Hamilton to take advantage of that information?
That year McLaren should have been banned from the championship and they almost won
. That was the big story, not whether Alonso thought it would be useful to actually "use" data... I mean, picture this:
McLaren dude: Hey, he have the specs from Ferrari and with this we can close the gap. Wanna use it?
Alonso: Oh, geez, I didn't know it was up to me! No, dude, that is cheating. I rather be slower and let Ferrari win now.
McLaren dude: Mmmm, makes sense. Do you want me to give it back to them?
Alonso: No, better. Wait until Mosley finally discovers that we have been cheating all along, and when the FIA asks me to bring my emails as evidence I will gladly do it to incriminate De La Rosa, myself and of course the team.
McLaren dude: So you will look like a cheat too. Yeah, it makes so much sense now... Thanks, mate!
Alonso: Welcome. Always ready to screw myself.