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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Fox - Unregistered

August 20, 2010 6:18 PM

Jimmy "It's every team's right to do with their drivers what the hell they want."


It's every sport organisation right to make rules and enforce them in the best interest of the fans.

Jose - Unregistered

August 20, 2010 7:04 PM

You do not need Ferrari out business until 2012 Why ??
For Hamilton to go does not need to have Ferrari out of contention, he is good enough. We are talking, for you to get into the conver., about policies. Please do not be a loose canon ball
Today LH and FA are the most exciting drivers...Not need to punish any
Jose in Toronto


August 20, 2010 7:07 PM

jose. a412... ends all of his posts with the same comment. i dont know why, unless he wants lulu to leave f1!
or maybe he wants ferrari to be put out of f1 so that lulu has a chance at winning something? who knows?

Mark _

August 20, 2010 7:26 PM

I love Ferrari's response to Lauda, "This time, good old Niki has missed out on a fine opportunity to keep his mouth shut, given that, when he was a Scuderia driver, the supposed Ferrari driver management policy suited him perfectly...

I don't understand why some of these guys feel that they need to influence the FIA. Just let them govern the sport without any appearence of kowtowing to these pundits with an obvious grudge against a former employer.


August 20, 2010 7:35 PM

Niki Lauda speaking sense yet again. Why he never put himself forward for the head of the FIA is bizzare.

The FIA should find the biggest and heaviest book around, but instead of throwing it at Ferrari, the FIA should just drop it on (the not so great) Alfonso's toes! :p


August 20, 2010 7:53 PM

It would be weird if Ferrari was penalized twice for the same rule infraction, so yes, I dont think it would be fair if they recieved additional penalties after the WMSC meeting.

JOHN - Unregistered

August 20, 2010 7:56 PM

I couldn't agree with Lauda more :p However something sticks in my mind with this man and Ferrari - did he not gift the late James Hunt the F1WC sometime in the mid 1970's (the last race in Japan) when Lauda said the heavy rain conditions were too dangerous and pulled out but for Ferrari it was 'a technical issue' or something? :? Sometimes it never changes :p


August 20, 2010 8:54 PM

John - Lauda gifted no one anything. In 1976 he suffered sserve burns after crashing at the Nurburgring. He returned still in contention for the WDC even after missing two races and still not being fully fit. The title came down to the final round at Mount Fuji in torrential rain. Lauda stopped as he felt it was too dangerous to continue. Given his crash earlier in the year, he can't be blamed for stopping. As for implying this was team orders, you are way off. Lauda was in a Ferrari and Hunt was in a McLaren.

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