Mosley Wants Severe Punishment for Ferrari

Following the intense criticism coming from some former grand prix drivers and high-ranked figures inside the paddock and directed at Ferrari's team tactics in the German Grand Prix, former president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) is the latest to have stepped into that mix.

We know, most of you might argue this should be the last personage to criticize Ferrari now, after his well-known history defending the Scuderia in past Formula One years (early 2000s, to be more precise). However, it seems that last year's “war of the worlds” between the FIA on the one hand, and the Ferrari-headed Formula One Teams Association (FOTA), through chairman Luca di Montezemolo, on the other hand has left its mark on Mosley's way of considering things.

Although team orders have been quite common in F1 during his days – and Ferrari's Michael Schumacher was the first to benefit from that – Mosley insists the new rules have been implemented to “meet the needs of millions of fans” and should remain the same, despite the fact that some teams would like to see team orders back into the series.

In the event that it (team orders) is brought into play, we have to impose a severe punishment,” added Mosley, who further insisted that Ferrari should not only have to face money penalties (fines like the one enforced in the German GP, $100,000 worth) but also sporting ones.

I will not make any recommendation, but on the facts at the moment there should have been some sporting sanction and not only a fine. (...) Both cars and both drivers should lose the points they achieved,” further commented the 70-year old Brit, according to Germany's Welt am Sonntag newspaper.
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