Ecclestone thinks Ferrari should keep using team orders

Stephan Heublein

Bernie Ecclestone has defended Felipe Massa after the Ferrari driver let his teammate Fernando Alonso win the recent German grand prix.

Amid the team orders controversy, fans and media in Massa's native Brazil attacked the 29-year-old, depicting him as a puppet who lacks courage.

"I heard about that," the F1 chief executive told the O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper at the Hungaroring.