Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ferrari Fined $100,000 For German GP Orders

Fernando Alonso won the German Grand Prix for his car-owner Ferrari, but the team was fined $100,000 afterward for orchestrating his pass of teammate Felipe Massa.

Ferrari's 1-2 finish wasn't changed by race officials, but more punishment could come from above if desired. Team orders that work a race are a big no-no under Formula One rules. It's like race fixing...

Alonso had more points in the title race, and Ferrari, probably, thought Alonso needed the 25 points that go to the winner rather than Massa.

Felipe Massa led Sunday for 49 of 67 laps before letting Fernando Alonso pass him.

"I don't think I have to say anything to that," Massa said when asked after the race about the instructions. "We work for the team."

Here's the orders... the HQ thinks...
((HT: F1/FernandoAlonsoOoFans))

Michael Schumacher is down with the decision...
((HT: F1/TheGPUpdate))

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