The FIA has scrapped the rule banning team orders from the FIA Sporting Regulations.
As of next year the rule stating “team orders which interfere with the result of a race” will no longer apply.
A statement released by the FIA said:
The article forbidding team orders (39.1) is deleted.
Teams will be reminded that any actions liable to bring the sport into disrepute are dealt with under Article 151c of the International Sporting Code and any other relevant provisions
Ferrari were found to have used team orders during this year’s German Grand Prix.
But the World Motor Sport Council stopped short of imposing a penalty that would have stripped the team or its drivers of points.
Do you agree with the FIA lifting the team orders ban?
- Yes, teams should be allowed to use team orders (54%)
- No, teams should not be allowed to use team orders (46%)
Total Voters: 1,264
2011 F1 rules
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- Teams to test development tyres on Fridays
- Ferrari had most to gain from adjustable rear wing in 2010
- Stewards get new powers to act on driving standards
- FIA reveals full 2011 technical rules changes
- Five-race gearboxes among other rules changes
- Team orders ban scrapped for 2011
- Lowe explains extra wheel tethers for 2011
- Pirelli to supply four types of slick in 2011
- World Motor Sport Council clarifies rules after Schumacher and Hamilton incidents