Lauda lays into ‘stupid’ Ferrari

F1 legend Niki Lauda has hit out at Ferrari for imposing team orders during the German GP at Hockenheim.

Ferrari instructed Felipe Massa cede position to Fernando Alonso on lap 49, giving the Spaniard his second win of the year and denying Massa victory on the first anniversary of his accident in Hungary.

“This was the most stupid thing I have ever seen from Ferrari,” said Lauda. “Why did they do it? They did not need to because the Championship is alive for another eight races.

“Why could Massa not have a chance to win, a year since he had the accident that could have cost his life?”

The Austrian also attacked Alonso for the manner in which he dealt with the press in the immediate aftermath of the race – when he denied that team orders had been used.

“I’ve never heard a driver talk such bull****,” he said. “He has no character.”

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muie alonso

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offer ferrari chance of alonso win for 100,000 and they’ll bite your hand off.jonny toddy must go.

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It’s hardest on Massa. A year to the day, his first win since then, a chance to quieten those who say he’s not good enough. Then have to pull over! Shows what the team think of him.
FISA has to hold the drivers contracts if they want to stop Team Orders.

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Well said, Niki

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“muie Alonso”

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alonso is an asshole!

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Ferrari was ‘stupid’ at German

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hamilton is an asshole!

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Alonso was already told to do it before the race had started, this was obvious from the “can you confirm you understood” radio message to Massa.

If anything I feel sorry for him, being forced to lie through his teeth on world TV and appear to be a total arsehole. I’ve never been his biggest fan but he doesn’t deserve to be scapegoated for this.

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Ferrari should take responsibility for that act. It’s ashame to hear these things with racing. nothing should be forced on the racers.

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I reckon Ferrari should be forced to undo their ‘team play’ and give Massa the points he SHOULD have won!

Granted, it won’t mean the same to him as winning the race, but it would be a small slap in the Ferrari face

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Ferrari is stuped alonso is an asshole

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