Team orders: no further penalty for Ferrari

Stephan Heublein

The FIA governing body has spared Ferrari further sanctions in the Hockenheim team orders scandal. The 100,000 dollar fine was upheld. In addition, the ban on team orders is to be reconsidered. Is this fair?

Scuderia Ferrari have escaped a much worse punishment than the fine of 100,000 dollars for the incident at Hockenheim. After the hearing before the FIA governing body in Paris, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, president of the Italian motor sport federation, CSAI, said that the team would receive no further punishment, that the decision of the governing body was unanimous and that the purpose of a team order ban was to be reviewed and adjusted as appropriate.