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Formula One Team Orders: Ferrari are the Honest Ones

Much has been made of the moment at which Ferrari’s Felipe Massa gracefully slowed to allow his much-maligned teammate to pass at the German Grand Prix in July. Quite justifiably, fans were incensed at the perceived injustice of having been robbed of a race between the pair. As a result of the incident and the ensuing furor, the FIA have referred the matter to the World Motor Sports Council next Wednesday. There are a number of issues that need to be considered, not least of all what team orders encompass. Such an incident can lead to tangents being sought, and deep conversations regarding the very definition of syntax. The background of this incident needs to be investigated thoroughly; what did Ferrari do? Was it wrong? Are there an...

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