Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by Teh Mite, Jul 25, 2010.
Blatant race fixing from Ferrari who will undoubtedly be proven innocent once Bernie steps in...
The team you love to hate :lol:
That was as blatant a team order you can get. The issues I take up with Ferrari are
1. According to Ferrari, Alonso was faster than Massa. If thats the case he would have overtaken Massa in normal racing anyway.
2. They used the excuse that Massa was 31 points behind Alonso. Had Massa won he'd only be 16 behind and be in the race to win the title.
Had McLaren done this they'd be thrown out of the race and yet Ferrari who have a budget of billions get a fine of $100,000 which is pocket money to them.
Disgraceful. They should be seriously punished.
What I find astonishing is that they said this right out in the open, on a radio channel that they must know is being monitored by officials. Why would they not have a code word or phrase; something that could be slipped in without anyone noticing, like some exact wording for a routine request, e.g.
"Please check your fuel level" (means let your team-mate past) to which the reply is "OK, I will"
Well it wasn't totally as blatant as saying 'Oh san, let him pass ew or wha?!', I think the exact phrase was 'Fernando is almost a second quicker than you, do you understand?'
Sounded to me like they deliberately made it obvious as they did it under protest. I wouldn't be surprised if Masa and the chief Engineer aren't at Ferrari next season.
Still it can't be much longer until Fernando Alonso is the most hated man in the history of the sport.
Yeah, he's a full-on bellend.
He's not rammed his title rival off the road - yet. For what he did to Damon Hill I'll always despise Michael Schumacher.
Senna did that too and yet he's a driving God.
I think it will be an interesting week at Ferrari, particularly from the Massa side of things. Will he wan't to stick around now they have made in abundantly clear that Fernando is their top championship winning priority.
Maybe not, but it was blindingly obvious what they meant.
'Fernando is almost a second quicker than you, do you understand?' and then "Good lad. Sorry"
Simple quote: "Okay, so Fernando... is faster... then you. Can you confirm you understood that message?."
"Okay mate, good lad. Just stick with him now.
I get the impression that these orders came all the way down from from Aldo Costa himself, or maybe even higher then that.
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Meanwhile, those most likely to benefit...
As always, it's the same with ******* Ferrari. It doesn't help that they have that badger-faced twat Alonso racing for them. You have to feel for Massa though. He's always been the "could-be" guy in F1. He's never had the chance to become as great as people thought he would be because he's always gonna be 2nd in Ferrari as long as he's there and I can't imagine Massa wanting to switch for next season.
Predictably the FIA (Ferrari Innocent Always) or so it's now named let them get away scot-free. A 65, grand fine is all they face for blatent cheating and race-fixing. Renault did similar things in 08 when Pique Jnr crashed in Singapore to influence the result and got a 2-year suspended sentence. Ferrari get nothing more than their pocket money taken for a week.
Well... I officially no longer care for F1.
It's a shitty sport anyway. The winner is not always the best driver. It's ridiculously expensive to run and the drivers are all ridiculously wealthy tax exiles (in my book at least as bad as lazy people claiming benefits). They change the rules every year. There's always some sort of ridiculous controversy, and the corrupt people running the sport almost always make the wrong decisions. And it's got lots of fingers in lots of media pies making sure it's widely covered and in the public eye.
In fact, it's like pantomimeball on wheels. Watch touring cars, wrc or superbikes instead.
If they're going to treat it as Sports Entertainment they may as well do it properly.
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Bloody joke of a sport.
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