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Jordan: Team order ban should be repealed

Eddie Jordan says the ban on team orders should be removed in F1 despite being critical of Ferrari at Hockenheim
Despite being critical of Ferrari's decision to order Felipe Massa to let Fernando Alonso through to win the German Grand Prix, Eddie Jordan has called on the rule banning team orders to be removed from F1.

While the result of the race currently stands, Ferrari has been hit with a $100,000 fine and the matter referred to the World Motor Sport Council, with race stewards deeming that the team had broken the rules on team orders and brought the sport into disrepute.

Jordan was critical of Ferrari's actions in the immediate aftermath of the race and while he again hit out at the manner in which the move took place, the former team boss said the ban on team orders to be removed.

“Ferrari believe the best way to win the championship is for Alonso to be the main driver,” he told BBC Radio Five Live. “But it is the way it happened. It was a nonsense and the way they handled this was appalling.

“[The team order ban] is a nonsense, it needs to be repealed. Every team has to have team orders and now they are just cloaked over as a guise. But fundamentally the regulators have to sort that out.

"It has to go the world council and it has to be signed off. Ferrari probably thought they were above that and yesterday they found out that they weren't."



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Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

July 26, 2010 2:37 PM

I haven't got the time, but I would guess that team orders have affected over half of all F1 WDCs since 1950. So what's the point of banning them? Ferrari just need to act a little less crassly in executing them is all...

Frank - Unregistered

July 26, 2010 4:03 PM

I'm just glad i didn't have any money on Massa!! They should get rid of the radios in the cars and just have pit boards as well. It will stop some of this and all this "your cars too hot" "you're losing too much oil" etc etc is aweful to listen to, let the drivers drive instead of being remote controlled from pit lane!



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