After reading most of the articles regarding this incident, I have noted Mclaren saying, more than once: "There is no Ferrari technology on our cars"
Now, if Mclaren didnt know about the data that had been received by Coughlan - as they say, how on earth would they know if there were any Ferrari tech on their cars?
Coughlan was chief designer, so, I am sure that any gains made by the data that he received, he either: told someone, or didnt .. either way Mclaren is guilty ..
I feel that if, and they should, get punished, they should have all points from April till now deducted in both drivers and constructor even if there is no Ferrari development .. because, regardless, Coughlan was, at the time, a Mclaren employee and as the old saying goes - "We win as a team & we lose as a team" no question about it, no matter either way this is - against the rules.
I am Owner/Director of a website development company, and if one of my developers used my code or designs to line his pockets or benefit himself on the side or anywhere, Id beat the $hit out of him, fire him and make sure he never worked again - Its called plagiarism folks, and, I hate it!!!!
This is MUCH worse than what Honda got caught for in 2005, much worse -
At the end of the day, it isnt gonna matter whats happens, because Kimi will still beat 'em - on the track, not in a court room.