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Were Ferrari right to hand Felipe Massa a five-place grid penalty in Texas?

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MrQwerty

November 19, 2012 6:27 PM

If, with a few laps remaining, Alonso is leading in Brazil and Webber is second with Vettel fifth, Red Bull will ask Webber to drop back and hand Vettel to the title. This is practically the same thing, it's a shame to see Massa do badly out of it, but at least it's transparent. Ferrari don't have as fast a car as Red Bull so they will try and win by other means, which makes it sound bad but they were operating within the bounds of the regulations. No, Massa wasn't happy, but he knows it was for the team, I doubt he was happy when he let Raikkonen win in Brazil in 2007 but he still did what was best for the team.

gismo - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 6:38 PM

all the f1 teams should stick to the rules no mater who they are no mater if they a top team at the front or a small team at the back and the fia should make them. and the fia should not fine them they should take point off the team if they have cheated and point off the driver if they have cheated or used there car in a way to push othere drivers off the road or make them crash. and if a team is sent to the back of the grid the should be made to start from there and not alowed to make any changes to the car setup by bending the rule no mater where in the championship they are

KGBVD - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 6:47 PM

I'm a huge RB fan, but there is nothing wrong with what Ferrari did. They played the rules to their favour, the same way RB does technically - Ferrari just did it by way of politicking. It was a little sad and smacked of desperation, but not illegal any more than a hole-in-a-floor-that-isn't-a-hole.

107SS2009

November 19, 2012 6:55 PM

Asking if FERRARI made the right call is inviting the usual drivel on these pages as I am sure the questioner knows pretty well that what FERRARI did was within the rules and what they did, did in fact paid off.

Kenny - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 9:04 PM

What a pity that a team has to revert to such unsporting tactics A win at all cost. Its what I have come to expect from Ferrari. Just wonder how many millions pounds McLaren would have to have payed if it was them that did it.

ex35

November 19, 2012 10:00 PM

Ferrari, always the team with a number "1" driver. The poor guy in the other seat can always look forward to being humiliated in front of the team and all of F1. How many times has Fillipe suffered this now?

Deeznutz - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 3:30 AM

Massa is Ferrari's whipping boy. Why he would sign with them for another year, just to stay in F1 as a stooge, really beats me. He could've talked with McLaren or another team. Massa has proven towards the end of this year that he is back on his game. Why stay with a team that gives you no chance at winning? Ferrari team management sticks it to Massa every chance they get, and he just stands mute. I'm sorry Felipe, but you've let Ferrari sling your nut sack... stand up for yourself, dude.

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