Ferrari fined, World Motor Sport Council to examine Alonso’s pass on Massa

Ferrari have been fined $100,000 for breaking the Sporting Regulations during the German Grand Prix.

The stewards of the race have also referred the matter to the World Motor Sports Council. The result of the race stands for the time being.

Fernando Alonso passed Felipe Massa to win the German Grand Prix after the team had been heard instructing Massa that he was slower than his team mate.

Massa admitted after the race he let Alonso past but said he did so of his own choosing.

The stewards found Ferrari guilty of breaking article 39.1 of the Sporting Regulations which forbid team orders that influence the outcome of the race.

They additionally adjudged it to be a transgression of article 151c of the International Sporting Code, relating to bringing the sport into disrepute, the same section that McLaren were famously found in violation of in 2007.

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362 comments on Ferrari fined, World Motor Sport Council to examine Alonso’s pass on Massa

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  1. Horacio said on 26th July 2010, 17:58

    $100.000 fine for that joke? Luca must be laughing out loud now…

  2. MEmo said on 26th July 2010, 22:13

    Ferrari really make me sick!!! Cheaters! Alonso is an hypocrit, Massa has no backbone whatsoever… And I thought he was a good driver last season before the crash … Cheaters, they all should get no points and thats it: 0 points for Ferrari, 0 points for Alonso and 0 points for Massa…

  3. Eric said on 27th July 2010, 1:36

    how true is this?

    Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has told Formula 1 fans that he has ‘no interest’ in the furore that has been caused by his outfit using team orders to help Fernando Alonso win the German Grand Prix.

    With Ferrari’s actions in covertly ordering Felipe Massa to sacrifice the lead for his team-mate still dominating F1 talk, di Montezemolo has backed the way his team acted.

    in other words we dont care what the fans want you can go suck eggs.
    hope they get done big time by the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

  4. Subaru_STi said on 27th July 2010, 19:36

    $100,000 is to Ferrari like me or you getting fined 1p its such a minor fine they just should have said its a grey area and not bothered, Ferrari didnt actually say let him past so as to the letter of the rule it is not possible to prove any team orders, which means the team orders rule is not worth the French toilet roll its written on anyway.

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