Motor Racing: F1 Drops Rule Banning Team Orders

11 Dec

MONACO: Formula One bosses on Friday deleted the controversial rule banning team orders from the sport, the World Motor Sport Council announced.

“The article forbidding team orders is deleted. Teams will be reminded that any actions liable to bring the sport into disrepute are dealt with under Article 151c of the International Sporting Code and any other relevant provisions,” said a statement after a meeting of the WMSC here.

The issue of team orders has plagued the sport in recent years.

Last season, Ferrari were fined 100,000 dollars after Felipe Massa was told to cede the lead of the German Grand Prix to teammate Fernando Alonso 18 laps from the end.

The rule was introduced in 2002 after Rubens Barrichello gifted a win to then-Ferrari team-mate Michael Schumacher at the Austrian Grand Prix.

– AFP/fa

Channel News Asia

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