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A Formula for Disaster: Why Ferrari’s “Team Orders” Could Destroy F1

A Ferrari won the German Grand Prix on Sunday. There was only one problem: the wrong one did. And the "win" could cost F1 much more than its already failing reputation. Felipe Massa appeared to allow his fellow Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonzo pass him during Sunday's race. FIA later confirmed this by penalizing Ferrari $100,000, after team orders were conveyed to Massa at the 49th lap of the race which saw Alonzo move to the front. The monetary penalty is mere peanuts for Ferrari. But what is more indomitable is the fact that the race results were allowed to stand. With F1 in quiet recovery from last year's near coup by major constructors, one might understand FIA not coming down severely on their sports' most popular constructor for fear ...

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