F1 » Berger and Piquet defend Ferrari over F1 'team orders' furore

In contrast to the overwhelming condemnation of Ferrari's tactics in last month's German Grand Prix, Gerhard Berger and Nelsinho Piquet contend that the Scuderia was entirely right to use team orders at Hockenheim

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Calvin _

August 17, 2010 4:15 PM

When Berger raced, team orders were not illegal. As a former Ferrari driver, I didn't expect him to say anything else. Piquet, well, what can we say? And. Sorry Crash, when did he become an F1 ace?

What the story tells me is that Alonso needs help when he can't do it on his own. Is this deserving of the WDC? I don't think so.


August 17, 2010 7:05 PM

rob, if its not the dd, its the double pit box! not that i disagree with you.
but to introduce a second box would be a major undertaking as all pits would have to be doubled in length, (impossible at most, if not all tracks) and the increased cost of doubling pit crews and equipment, but they could limit numbers, i suppose. stacking should be made illegal.
in usa, as most races are on ovals, with long straights, it is possible to have long pits.

pb - Unregistered

August 17, 2010 10:02 PM

Yeah, for sure cars belong to ferrari, also drivers work for them so in my opinion they could have done like that.
But, I don't like it.
For me as a sport fan it was awful and ridiculous couse fernando couldn't have swallowed felipe though he tried, his car was far too slow then to do it so for me it was some kind a distaste.

Mike - Unregistered

August 17, 2010 10:06 PM

We all know why Ferrari did it but the fact remains they ruined the race for the viewing public. Alonso should have been made to try to get by Massa on merit. That would have made the rest of race fascinating.

Is F1 run for the teams or for the viewing public? We pay for it so we should be given a genuine contest. There's no point in fixing races if no one wants to watch.

sid - Unregistered

August 18, 2010 6:58 AM

Calvin ur such a loser mate...... wat makes u think alonso isnt good enuff to win it on his own..... so was 2005-06 a fluke or did all the other drivers move away to let him win?????

Its a team sport and like any other team they have 2 work as one to win the ultimate prize..... if you dont get it watch tennis and golf which are individual sports!!!!!

tm - Unregistered

August 18, 2010 8:19 AM

It seems a lot of people forget a little thing: F1 is a sport, and a team sport at that. Whatever goes on on the track is for the teams and the drivers, it is NOT for the viewers. Sport is not about the viewers. It is not a show. If people like to watch others perform their sport, that is great. But sport is not about making a good show for spectators. It is about winning. If both happen, great, if not, tough ... for the spectators.

If you want show, watch WWF. Or perhaps they should run the real races in anonymity, and then use those results to create a public show and spectacle everybody loves to watch?

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