F1 » FIA told Ferrari 'three times' Alonso should give place back

FIA race director Charlie Whiting counters Ferrari's accusations of victimisation at the hands of race stewards, by revealing that the Scuderia was told 'three times' that Fernando Alonso should let Robert Kubica back past him again in the 2010 British Grand Prix at Silverstone

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RaceFan - Unregistered

July 14, 2010 1:47 PM

Wasn't it Old Spanky that said "Ferrari IS Formula 1?"

Perhaps the team is trading on the widely held belief that if the FIA challenges them too often, they might leave the sport, effectively killing it.

I'm not sure the sport would be dead without them, but I am certain there would be a lot less hassle! Besides, Alponso and Massa would be searching for drives with other teams before the ink was dried on Ferrari's resignation letter.

Taz - Unregistered

July 14, 2010 1:52 PM

They'll have the radio transmissions, I doubt they'd go public and say that without concrete evidence.

This is starting to look more and more like a war between the FIA and Ferrari :-o

DJ - Unregistered

July 14, 2010 1:55 PM

@ arcuid
in another report Ferrari said they did not pass the info onto Alonso because they did not feel he had to give the place back.

aaa - Unregistered

July 14, 2010 1:56 PM

There's a surprise, Ferrari choose to ignore CW and then have a Fernando Alonso chip on their shoulder that it took too long when it could have been resolved by giving the place back straight away....

Neil - Unregistered

July 14, 2010 2:12 PM

Surely the FIA has direct lines to the drivers!. If not, than this is perfect proof that CW should have. Any rule infringments, would be directed straight at the drivers. There would be no crying afterwards, if this was the case.

UpYours - Unregistered

July 14, 2010 2:34 PM

At last, they say what comes around goes around and now Ferrari are suffering from what all of the other teams have had to put up with for years, often because of Ferrari. They are now realising that F1 is big enough to run without them.
As for FA if it does not work for him then he is being victimised in his eyes, isn't it about time he stopped spitting out his dummy and leave the rest of the toys in the pram. This dangerous sport is for men not spoilt Spanish brats. : :? :??

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