Massa almost back to his best now – Smedley
The Ferrari team is congregating this week at Madonna di Campiglio, an Italian ski resort, for its annual pre-season media event.
One of the first pieces of news to emerge from the Dolomites is the move from Mercedes of Steve Clark to the famous Italian squad. Briton Clark was Brackley based Mercedes GP’s highly respected senior technical advisor.
After Wednesday’s hearing, it is expected the verdict will be published later that day.
Ferrari race drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will address Wednesday’s FIA disciplinary hearing by video link. It emerged last week that the pair, accused of obeying illegal team orders by swapping places at Hockenheim in July, had been summoned to the World Motor Sport Council session in Paris.
Language was in fact a pre-arranged code that Massa understood
New radio evidence might indicate that Ferrari will have a difficult task convincing the FIA that it did not deploy illegal team orders at Hockenheim. The famous Italian team will face the governing body’s new disciplinary panel in Paris in September, after Felipe Massa moved over for his teammate Fernando Alonso during the German race.
“I don’t believe Ferrari did anything wrong”
Flavio Briatore does not think Ferrari will be heavily punished by the FIA for the Hockenheim team orders affair. The governing body is set to consider the matter no later than September 10 at its scheduled World Motor Sport Council meeting in Como, Italy.
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Sunday’s German grand prix began amid a burgeoning flexible wing saga, and ended with a new scandal about team orders. After a team one-two, and soaked in champagne, Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali was hounded in the Hockenheim pitlane by reporters accusing him of illegally ordering Felipe Massa to hand his victory to Fernando Alonso.
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