Eddie Jordan Slams Ferrari, Yet Asks for Team Orders Ban Removed

People keep criticizing Ferrari for their tactics in the German Grand Prix, yet the same ones agree that the team orders ban imposed by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) in Formula One should be dropped immediately. First of all because it's nonsense not to have team orders in a teams' game and second of all because everybody keeps trying to implement it under a certain guise.

Former team owner Eddie Jordan was one of the figures to react angrily to the Scuderia's way of handling things in the German Grand Prix, but admitted team orders ban should be scrapped from the sport. Hopefully, it'll happen as a result of the controversial race at Hockenheim, but Ferrari still have to pay for what they did, argued Jordan.

Ferrari believe the best way to win the championship is for Alonso to be the main driver. But it is the way it happened. It was a nonsense and the way they handled this was appalling,” said the current BBC commentator for BBC Radio Five Live.

(The team order ban) is a nonsense, it needs to be repealed. Every team has to have team orders and now they are just cloaked over as a guise. But fundamentally the regulators have to sort that out. It has to go the world council and it has to be signed off. Ferrari probably thought they were above that and yesterday they found out that they weren't,” added Jordan.

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone echoed Jordan's thoughts in regards to the change in regulations, but supported Ferrari in their decision to back Alonso for the title. “As far as I'm concerned a team is a team, and they should run it whichever way they want to run it. Nobody should interfere as to how they run their team,” said Ecclestone.

In the meantime, the media, drivers and team bosses in the paddock have already suggested several penalties that should be applied to Ferrari in case the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) will find them guilty of bringing the sport to disrepute, like switching the drivers' order at the end of the German GP, points scrap for Ferrari in the manufacturers classification or even a few races ban from the 2010 season.
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