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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jeff - Unregistered

August 21, 2010 1:49 AM

And if it was McLaren they wouldve been given a $100Million fine and lost all points for the season, and if it was Renault then the guy on the radio coding the message (Smedley) wouldve been removed from ALL FIA events for life, but being Ferrari and FIA (Ferrari Int'l Assistance) and Todt in the background they go into the meeting have a laugh, crack a glass or $500 champaigne, and that will be the end.

brendan - Unregistered

August 21, 2010 2:19 AM

they cant punish Ferrari for one simple reason. BMW were not punished for getting nick to let Robert through to win his race in canada.

forgetting the amount of times mclaren have done it for their drivers because either sides fan will be biased. so forget them.

look at BMW. Nick was not in a chance of title, but was winning clearly, Robert was in title race. Nick let Robert through and slowed fernando who was on same strategy is Robert.

its identical.

any punishment would show total lack of consistency.....tho thats nothing new.

there is not much to punish, without kicking out half the grid.

people only care cos its ferrari. and thats quite sad. mclaren have done it for 20years


August 21, 2010 3:24 AM

I trust both the FIA and Lauda not to be complete idiots in their support of the no-team-orders rule. I notice that several posters here who think the rule is unenforceable felt the need to shout in capital letters, a sure sign of lack of confidence in the merit of their argument.

Calvin _

August 21, 2010 3:38 AM
Last Edited 2079 days ago

If you have a rule and you break it, then you should be punished. If you don't like the rule you can't just ignore it because you don't like it. You have to get it changed.

If the breking of a rule, any rule, is not punished, why have the rule in the first place?


August 21, 2010 4:22 AM
Last Edited 2079 days ago

Hey, whats everyone talking about? Just get rid of the radio's and everything will be fine. That will solve everything! WTF :? Are the drivers going too fast to read their team orders of a pit board?

Sometimes I wonder why I bother? :rolleyes:

PS Thats the recommended post! "get rid of the radios" Un fn'g blvabl!!! Now I get it!!!!


August 21, 2010 6:01 AM

Good morning from this end just returned from Andrews waters (off shore) I have tried to keep myself updated from computers on board but the site was in a mess, all the same looks like there wasn't much I have missed.
Re NL's now acquired /established hatred of anything to do with FERRARI, what does anybody expects from this man when there is an opportunity to whip FERRARI? He never forgot them for terminating his consultancy and the money/benefits it carried he is a shameless man that is now conveniently forgetting his past glorious days at FERRARI, a past (thanks to FARRARI) that formed his standings as an F1 ex driver.
His opinions (any regarding FERRARI) can never be taken as genuine, they will always have an aim, WHIPPING FERRAI AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY.

jiff joff - Unregistered

August 21, 2010 7:55 AM

The reason MotoGP doesn't need team orders is because on bikes you can overtake your team mate if you are quick enough to catch him. If F1 sorted the aero regs so cars could overtake then it wouldn't be an issue. Mario Kart wings perhaps? The only other way to do it would be to make F1 a team championship where only the winning team can take the title- so they don't care which of their drivers wins,as long as they're scoring points, then give the best driver from the winning team the drivers championship - not give it to another teams driver who has been the more succesful in his own right on track but has an inconsistent teammate.. That would make it a proper team sport. Agree/Disagree?

don't care - Unregistered

August 21, 2010 8:33 AM

Rubbish 107

Ferrari won the two championships with Lauda because Lauda had the balls to rip it up Enzo and told him to get real and build a championship winning car and stop blaming the drivers if he wanted to win a WDC.

SS stop being a hypocrite - you obviously don't like Lauda


August 21, 2010 10:49 AM
Last Edited 2079 days ago

dont care. it is your post that is rubbish! enzo treated niki as his son, and gave him his opportunity by signing him from brm. enzo did his utmost to provide wdc cars, and niki was able to drive a good car to two wdcs. when niki decided to retire , thus losing the wdc, enzo stood by the decision despite his disappointment at losing a wdc, and gave niki a consultancy job with ferrari. only when niki went to another team, did the relationship end, but since then, niki has always been critical of ferrari, the team that made him, and gave him his chance of fame.

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