F1 » COMMENT: FIA lets Ferrari make another farce of F1

So come on, who was genuinely surprised that Ferrari escaped further punishment at the hands of the FIA World Motor Sport Council over the Hockenheim team orders controversy? Not this writer, for one...

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Herbert Clinker - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 11:31 AM

The Fia had a chance yesterday to show that there favouritism of Ferrari had gone but all they've done is re-enforced what most people are thinking.FIA does indeed stand for Ferrari International Assistance and always will.

Jean Todt stands there and says there wasn't enough evidence yet the stewards at the gp thought there was and found ferrari guilty thats why they fined them.

FIA thats a laugh there all as bent as nine bob notes.

Calvin _

September 09, 2010 11:41 AM

@Nemasis, I guess we all hoped it wasn't true, but it seems to be. Although he has stated that in his opinion, team orders certainly appear to have been used.

Taz, not only the emoticons, the word counter too.

ed - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 11:44 AM

Ferrari to FIA radio message: So Jean, Luca is more powerful than you? Can you confirm you understood that message?

... good lad. sorry.

whl - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 11:44 AM

While the outcome of this hearing was no surprise to me, every time I see the podium photo of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso I get more angry. I see Alonso smiling like he feels that he deserved the win for his great "effort" and the look on Felipe's face says "And I signed for another year of this..."

Felipe almost delivered the Championship to Ferrari a couple of years ago, and he is now the second rate citizen of the team. I guess to Ferrari that's how you treat the guy that almost won...

Luckily, they have the horse face to lead the horse's ass of management around.

schumi's no 1 fan - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 11:45 AM

Is it any wonder that some of the teams and drivers find it difficult to find sponsors.I know that if i owned a company i wouldn't want to sponser anything to do with F1 because it is a tainted sport that is unable to be governed even by its own governers.
It is a sport that is rife with race fixing and has no integrity what so ever.

IanK - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 11:52 AM

In my opinion there was never going to be any other outcome made by the FIA WMSC. The ties between all the organisations involved in this case are tightly entwined together. There is no independence!!! Both the previous head of the FIA and current head have had very close ties to Ferrari. Max Mosley stated that there would be no F1 without Ferrari, and Jean Todt, well nothing needs to be said about his links.
The FIA just can not seem to understand that the fans of the sport love to see their respective teams win, but only if there is a level playing field. Without this there will only be one result the sport will die as a sport. If it has no already begun this journey with the continuing attitude of the FIA.

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