Whiting told Ferrari to let Kubica re-pass 'immediately'

Stephan Heublein

Charlie Whiting has hit back at Ferrari's latest criticisms about the timing of F1 officials' in-race decisions.

After Valencia, the Italian team was furious that Lewis Hamilton's penalty for overtaking the safety car arrived so late it had little effect on the McLaren driver's race.

And at Silverstone, this time with Fernando Alonso penalised for overtaking Robert Kubica on the grass, Ferrari said the instruction to allow the Pole to re-pass his Spanish rival came so late he was far behind and already slowing with a technical problem.

In a website report on Monday, Ferrari repeated La Gazzetta dello Sport's claim that F1 had become 'Formula Lullaby' because of the slow decision-making.

Ferrari's controversial website writer described it as a "fact" that "decisions are taken slowly" by F1's officials.