I must say I agree with Dan on this one. Either team orders should be allowed or they shouldn’t, it shouldn’t be decided depending on the context because it’s impossible to determine where the cut-off point of acceptability is.
There was no outcry in 2007 when Massa gave up the win in Brazil so that Raikkonnen would win the championship; however, looking at it objectively, there’s no difference between that and what happened on Sunday.
As one of the BBC pundits pointed out, what would people have said if Massa had stayed ahead and Alonso had eventually lost the championship by that number of points? People would have said, why didn’t they move Massa over, they’ve lost the clinical side that they used to have in the Schumacher days, etc.
When Ferrari show a more human side, they’re criticised for not being as efficient as in the early 2000s; when that side of them is shown, as on Sunday, it’s criticised! They can’t win, can they!