Lauda thinks FIA should punish Ferrari

Stephan Heublein

Niki Lauda thinks Ferrari should receive a bigger penalty for swapping the order of its cars at the recent German grand prix.

A survey by Autoblog showed that 95 per cent of 15,000 respondents want the World Motor Sport Council to inflict more than just the $100,000 fine imposed by the Hockenheim stewards.

27 per cent said the Italian team should be disqualified.

"With the budgets these teams have, $100,000 is nothing at all," Austrian Lauda said in an interview with RTL.