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 9:50 PM

Ferrari's responce to Lauda is faceless and gutless running scared knowing they will be appropiately delt with.

Good on you Niki for sticking up with the fans against an organization that wants to dictate F1.

Fox - Unregistered

August 20, 2010 9:56 PM

Eddie but in those times it was written into contracts. If a driver was No2 he drove to assist the No1 driver to get the highest possible result.

No 2 was a stepping stone to a No1 driver slot.

Today drivers are given same opportunity and drivers a forced againts their will to let their team mates past.


August 20, 2010 10:02 PM

@Fox, I understand that all day long. What I dont understand is how there are some that seem to think that without a radio there is no way for the team to dictate "team orders". The pit board was used and can be used for such things hence my questioning the recommended posters post. What would removing radios do? It might delay the team from getting the message to their driver but I think its obvious the driver would eventually get it through the pit board, NO? Ed


August 20, 2010 10:05 PM

fox. how do you know that there is nothing in any drivers contract to say that he is not to support the main driver? most teams are "unbalanced". look at buttons and lulus salary. if they were equal they would be paid the same. and remember turkey, when button had to slow down to allow lulu to win, and last year when kovi was told to let his senior partner past.

Fox - Unregistered

August 20, 2010 10:05 PM

Rather now drivers are told there are no team orders bucause is against F1 rules and somtimes drivers a forced to let their team mates past.

Perhaps FIA should force teams to write into driver contracts that there will be no team orders and drivers will not be asked or expected to let team mates past by the team.

Fox - Unregistered

August 20, 2010 10:12 PM

OK Eddie I agree with you about no radios. Teams could send meassages from a top of a stand somehow or with beebs through the car electronics

Richard I would have thought team/driver contracts would have to go to the FIA for approval.


August 20, 2010 10:59 PM

Think you hit the nail on the head Andrew. I think Smedley was totally pi888d off . He made sure that not only did Massa understand but everyone listening understood exactly what was going on.

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