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German GP result stands, Ferrari fined

Ferrari keeps its 1-2 in the German Grand Prix for now at least, as the FIA refers the matter to the WMSC and hands out a $100,000 fine
Ferrari has been fined following the controversy that surrounded Fernando Alonso's move for the lead on Felipe Massa at Hockenheim but the result of the race will stand – for now.

Race stewards looked into the matter following the race after Massa appeared to be told over the radio to allow Alonso through into the lead, which he did just a lap after the conversation with engineer Rob Smedley.

While Ferrari was quick to deny that it had ordered Massa to let his team-mate through and said team orders hadn't been imposed, stewards took a difficult view after meeting with team bosses and both drivers.

Finding the team guilty of breaking the rules on team orders and of bringing the sport into disrepute, the FIA has handed down a fine of $100,000 and announced that the matter will be referred to the World Motor Sport Council.

While that means that the result of the event currently stands, the WMSC will ultimately take the decision over whether or not further sanctions should be imposed.



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