PARIS (AP) -- Motor sport's world governing body imposed no penalty on McLaren despite ruling Thursday that the Formula One leader was in possession of confidential information from rival Ferrari.
FIA said there was insufficient evidence that the data was misused, but said McLaren could face future sanctions if there's evidence it was used to influence the world championships.
"We reserve the right to invite McLaren back in front of the (world motor sport council), where it will face the possibility of exclusion from not only 2007, but also the 2008 championships," FIA said in a statement.
FIA had asked that McLaren answer a charge that it broke the sport's code by acquiring documents and confidential information belonging to Ferrari. That included "information that could be used to design, engineer, build, check, test, develop and/or run a 2007 Ferrari Formula One car."