Formula 1

Ferrari Escape Further Punishment For Team Order In Germany

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The FIA World Motor Sport Council has decided not to impose any further sanctions on Ferrari for using team orders to influence the result of the German Grand Prix, reports Italy’s motorsport federation.

The WMSC upheld the stewards original decision to fine Ferrari $100,000 (about £65,000) on the day of the race, but chose not to dish out any further punishment.

During the German Grand Prix, Felipe Massa was given a weakly coded message telling him to let Fernando Alonso overtake him, much to the consternation of the watching public. The Spaniard went on to win at the Hockenheimring, giving his title chances a huge boost.

The WMSC are yet to release a statement explaining today’s ruling, but it is thought that the FIA will now look again at the ban on team orders, which was brought in after Ferrari ordered Rubens Barrichello to hand Michael Schumacher victory in the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix.

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