F1 » Lauda urges FIA to give Ferrari 'a pasting' for 'mocking F1 fans'

The FIA needs to make an example of Ferrari over the Hockenheim 'team orders' controversy, argues triple F1 World Champion Niki Lauda - by delivering the Scuderia a pasting in front of its World Motor Sport Council next month

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August 20, 2010 1:24 PM

i think that niki may also have benefited from team orders, oops sorry, team preferences, when he was with ferrari. he has really turned against them in recent years, yet they are the team that made him!

Four - Unregistered

August 20, 2010 1:33 PM

That's because when Lauda raced team orders were allowed. They aren't now.

Just like flexible wings, turbos and active suspension, they are specifically against the written FIA rules. And if you break the rules you pay the price.


August 20, 2010 1:46 PM

Right-O, Mark.

And then give Ferrari the 100 million penalty. That'll make 'em think twice. That's what it takes these days, I expect. Ferrari, being the "biggest" of the boys, should pay the biggest penalty -- something meaningful -- to make an example of them.

chete44 - Unregistered

August 20, 2010 2:18 PM

Lets face it : Therell allways be team orders.
-A "Decent" way to do it is : giving both drivers your best possible car&strategy and let the road decide. If, by chance, Massa has been slower the whole weekend, hes qualified behind, his race pace is slow, hes way out in the WDC, only he had a luckiest start. Well ,then, team orders can amend that.
-Theres too a more subtle way to do that(read Macca) : give your #2 driver a "detuned" car&Strategy. Youll never have to bid team orders.
This will kill any drivers career(Kovy,Alonso.. .), as hes showing slow in a -supposedly- fast car.
-My point is : Every1 respects Barrichello&massa for obeying tem orders, NOone respects Kovy.. .


August 20, 2010 2:28 PM

MotoGP has 2 man teams, and no team orders, so why can't F1? I'm not sure why there is a different ethic there, unless it is just historic.

I really can't see Rossi helping Lorenzo out for the title this year :)

I'm sure its not as simple as that, but maybe the FIA need to look at the differences between the way teams are run in bikes and cars. Unless of course they decide they want to make team orders legal again.


August 20, 2010 2:33 PM

jimwin. actually, if it was down to the last race this season in motogp, and the race was between lorenzo and pedrosa, i could fully believe that rossi would help lorenzo.

marc. whilst i agree with banning team radios, a lot of team orders are decided in advance, and also, these can be displayed on pit boards, as in the old days, when the required finishing positions were indicated!

and as for fining ferrari. if fia do, then they should equally fine mclaren for using team orders in turkey! that was just as blatant, and was broadcast to the air.

jimmy - Unregistered

August 20, 2010 2:34 PM

Team orders SHOULD BE ALLOWED. There is no way to control them properly, so ALLOW THEM. It's every team's right to do with their drivers what the hell they want.

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