F1 » FIA publishes full Ferrari ruling – it makes for interesting reading...

The FIA has published the full ruling of its World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) into the Ferrari Hockenheim team orders scandal. Here are some of the best bits...

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September 09, 2010 8:41 PM
Last Edited 1982 days ago

the link to the full text doesnt appear to work, but the summary is quite clear. the basic "rule" was ambiguous and open to misunderstanding. what was not said is that the wmsc consisted of 15 members, from sporting organisations and included race engineers and team representatives. and that the decision was unanimous. so the fia as such cannot be castigated over something on which they had no control, but can be criticised for producing poorly written "rules".

edited to say that link now working, and that here were 15 on the panel, including bernie.

DJ - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 9:45 PM

Did Stewart, Moss, Fangio, Senna , Mansell etc need someone to tell them how to drive. put enough fuel in to last the race, they should know when they need new tyre's they are the ones driving the cars.

Paulina - Unregistered

September 09, 2010 10:33 PM

I have never seen as happy man as Mr Felipe Massa was pleased after the race with team work. Maybe Mr Mark Webber when Mr Christian Horner took a part of his car and fixed it to Mr Sebastian Vettel's car.
Or maybe Mr Fernando Alonso when he drove for McLaren.
Pit boards won't do if they want team orders, they will be anyway.
I think there will be big changes in regulations starting from next season.


September 09, 2010 11:25 PM
Last Edited 1982 days ago

And the big point that proved them guilty and they didn,t answer was turning both engines down and then only FA back up and then wonder why he was faster the stewards got it right this part is pure BS and why don,t the smileys work anymore refer that to the wmsc might be a no brainer for them


September 10, 2010 12:57 AM

The facts speak volumes:
1. A few laps pror to the overtaking both drivers were asked to reduce engine power
2. Alsonso then increased his engine power without Massa being informed
3. Massa was then told over radio that Alonso is quicker than him and can he confirm he understood that message
4. Massa then lets Alonso go easily past
5 Massa's engineer says to Massa 'sorry' over the radio
6 Massa is fuming in the pits after the race.

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