Whilst at McLaren Mike was effectively working around Neweys aeros and extraordinary talent. Mikes time there also coincided with a baron spell for McLaren winning no titles at all during his tenure, plus the ill fated and laughable MP4-18 project which was his first car which he helped to produce at the end of 2002.
Since his expulsion he's been involved in an armoured vehicle project and the laughable StefanGP team.
As for the definition of theft Mike Coughlan was indeed guilty of that offence, that's why Ferrari brought about a THEFT warrant to search his house and found their blueprints. He knew he had no right to those designs and deprived Ferrari of them stealing their intellectual property for his own gains. If joe blocks burgled your home and stole your TV then came to me offering it telling me where it's from I become part an parcel of the theft - handling stolen goods. Don't defend the indefensible, the sport didn't ban him for nothing.
I'm not trying to belittle the mans credentials or talent an hope to god he stops the technical rot at the team but let's not destort the truth.
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