F1 » POLL: Was the FIA too lenient on Ferrari?

Ferrari has escaped any further sanctions at the hands of the FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) over the German Grand Prix team orders furore - but did the governing body make the right decision? Have your say here...

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IanK - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 10:31 AM

Yes... the drivers and the teams should have lost their points for the race. The decision has damaged F1 yet again. It will be interesting the hear the views of EJ at monza

Nigel K

September 09, 2010 10:34 AM

No team can be punished twice for the same infringement. When the FIA fined Ferrari $100K's for the alleged team orders infringement, and Ferrari paid it without appealing, then that was it, end of story.
When McLaren were investigated in 2007 with reference to spygate they were done so by the governing body. They were fined $100M (yes that's $100K's x 1000), and their CC points were taken away from them by the same governing body, that's the WMSC for you.
In this case the WMSC decision was the right and correct one.

darkhairedlord - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 10:34 AM

All the teams use team orders and have done this season. usually subtle such as, "look after your fuel, brakes, gearbox, tyres etc". people accuse massa of bending over for alonso but it is clear that the message (to massa) was deliberately obvious. This must have been done to make a point to ferrari over shafting massa once to often. No, I am not a huge fan of alonso or massa or ferrari but lets not get carried away here.


September 09, 2010 10:48 AM

Nigel do you not know the f1 rules you can be punished twice at the stewards decision if they all agree the maximum fine they give a team is not enough for the offence then they refer it to the council for further punishment and has been this way for a long time

Calvin _

September 09, 2010 11:00 AM
Last Edited 2065 days ago

Kiwibob, I posted the exact same explanation to Nigel yesterday. Obviously he doesn't want to hear it, because he's spouting the same drivel today.

JT stated that they didn't have enough evidence to penalise Ferrari more, even though in his opinion, they did breach the rules. Everyone from Ferrari denied team orders. What a surprise!

pacman - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 11:11 AM

Hey people, can someone tell me what all the fuss is about? Have we not been down this road already. We should not even be commenting. Have we forgotten who the FIA president is or do you need a reminder. It is Jean Todt. What do you expect. We all knew the verdict even before it went to the FIA. This is not the first time. Please stop the whining. Look at it this way if they can't win the championship with the help of the FIA then they are really in bad shape don't you think.


September 09, 2010 11:32 AM


Exactly my thoughts but it makes the sport look bad and that irks me, also you know (We all did anyway) it's not a level playing field.

As you say though, if they still can't win it makes it more amusing.

schumi's no 1 fan - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 11:50 AM

Jean Todt always was and always will be luca's bitch.

why do you think jean todt was chosen to succeed moseley.now ferrari can do whatever they like in f1 with out fear of any sanction what so ever.

moseley was bad todt will be worse.

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