F1 » Mosley: Alonso, Ferrari not winning is 'one less problem for F1'


Former FIA President Max Mosley - a man who has already made his opinions clear about Ferrari's controversial use of team orders at Hockenheim - claims Fernando Alonso not winning the F1 2010 title is 'one less problem' for the sport

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Mike - Unregistered

December 08, 2010 11:39 AM

He's absolutely right about this one. The last thing F1 needed was Alonso winning by less than seven points and a lot of fans saying the Championship belonged to the driver in second place.

Whatever the rights and wrongs of team orders, there was a rule in place and Ferrari broke it. Many would say they should not have been allowed to keep the points they gained as a result. There would always have been a shadow over the 2010 Championship.

A good clear win by another driver was the best possible outcome.

sixtenths - Unregistered

December 08, 2010 12:04 PM

Whatever Moseleys past aside, he is totally correct here.

If the nightmare scenario had come true the arguments would never have ceased, like Schumacher before him, Alonso is a good driver, but sadly a nasty little cheat.

The worst man did not win, we should all be very glad for that. As someone else put it so well, Anybody but Alonso.

rob01

December 08, 2010 12:34 PM

FA winning would have been due to Massa,and Ferrari copying everything on pit road. They are better theives than engineers. Fduct,blown diffusers, floppy front wings etc. Can they no longer do it on their own.

alonsoking - Unregistered

December 08, 2010 12:40 PM

It was an absolute farce. Alonso deserved that championship more than any man out there. I can't beleive Petrov / Kubica didn't move over for him and was not instructed to move by Renault, after everything Alonso did for them, they are scum.

richard

December 08, 2010 1:05 PM

it leaves you wondering what would have happened if mosley was still in charge. would he have engineered a reason to have had alonso penalised for something or other, just to ensure that ferrari would not have been in a possible winning situation??

Paddockman - Unregistered

December 08, 2010 1:40 PM

Richard: If Mosley had still been in charge it is very unlikely Alonso would have kept his points. MM would probably have sent the whole thing to the FIA court of appeal whose judges have to be senior lawyers unconnected with the countries of those involved.

They might have taken all the points away from Ferrari for that race - who knows. But in the end it sorted itself out, so maybe Todt was right to just let it go.

Rob01 - Unregistered

December 08, 2010 2:31 PM

A disgruntled Ferrari employee GAVE the information to a McL friend. A present Ferrari driver massaged the handbook to it's fullest and then turned and ran to Max to free his soul. And I have said all along that McL and both of their drivers should have been banned from the championships that year. F1 was at its' worst under Mosley. And I don't care if Ferrari copies everything on pit road. I just think for once in a long time they would jump out of the gate with a car that was the best. They have not done that for many years.

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