F1 » Whitmarsh: Team orders rule now 'more muddy than previously'

McLaren-Mercedes team principal and FOTA chairman Martin Whitmarsh has hit out at the FIA World Motor Sport Council for having confused rather than clarified the ruling on team orders in F1 in the wake of the Ferrari German Grand Prix row

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September 14, 2010 1:22 PM

He has a very valid point but it's been whitewashed by the FIA so why keep raking it up, it's not like they are listening.

Think he's been reading the Alex Ferguson manual on psychological warfare :p


September 14, 2010 1:28 PM

mclaren seeking more clarity before they use team orders? If mclaren dont use team orders or dont wish to use them there really shouldnt be a problem, this from a team that were busy having 'discussions' in montreal 05 instead of 'pitting' montoya, asking montoya to move over after he qualified on pole and had led the race from the flag, enabling raikkonen to win in spa 05, etc . . .i dont think any of the other teams sought clarification on any of those incedents

790 - Unregistered

September 14, 2010 2:07 PM

Of course the FIA are biased towards Ferrari, that's why they pretty much changed the formula to stop Ferrari winning during the MS-JT-RB era, and if you ask me, we are still living with the consequences, which is exciting seasons, if you count looking at the closeness of points table as exciting! Not

FM, F1 has been as dull as dishwater for so many years now, yawn, yawn yawn


September 14, 2010 2:36 PM

The article itself is muddy. It says that Ferrari was fined 100 million. That's incorrect. And Martin the easiest thing to do is let the drivers BOTH race each other. Let Ferrari continue down their own path as it is CLEAR that they support only Fernando.

Realfan 10 - Unregistered

September 14, 2010 7:21 PM

Oh come on, Ferrari would have to please their major sponsor Santanda, and they of course would want Alonso as champion. Thats common sense. Just like RBR want their protege Vettel to be champion to please the boss. Except Mark Webber is showing the youngster up, as he continues to crash into everything possible including his team mate, who was at that time under orders to conserve fuel, even though it was discovered after the race that he didn't need to. Team orders are used in different ways by different teams, and Horner is not being totally honest to say otherwise.


September 15, 2010 1:54 PM

Ferrari and Dom should just shut their mouth. First they totally deny using team orders. Bold face lie. Now this...Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali has denied suggestions Felipe Massa has been relegated to a supporting role as a result of Fernando Alonso's victory in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix.

Do they really think that fans are that dumb. Ferrari is the most two faced team on the grid. The continue to LIE and act as if all of us should just eat the crap. You can tell when the team lies. Their mouth is moving.

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