Italian motor racing teams

  Strawballs 17:46 01 Aug 10

What is it with the Italians and teams orders?
In todays world superbike first race the Aprilia team put out a pit board to Leon Camier (GBR) which just said switch telling him to let his Italian team mate Max Biaggi past him

  Forum Editor 18:23 01 Aug 10

what the problem is with a team's management issuing race orders to team drivers/riders.

  Quickbeam 18:29 01 Aug 10

If it's a team entry, then the management of the team win comes before the personal win. It's been done since well before the war years.

  Strawballs 00:07 02 Aug 10

Race fixing in any sport is wrong and poor old massa thought he was in to win it as they say and he would still be in with a chance because of how many races are left and the "team" should not worry a 1-2 would be the same either way and make no difference in the constructors championship and the same goes for Leon Camier.

I could understand it if it were near the end of the season and one could win the title and the other had no chance but in F1 it is against the rules whether you like it or not that is the rules.

just think how you would have felt if you had a bet on Massa to win just to see it robbed by a team braeking the rules.

  Belatucadrus 00:41 02 Aug 10

In the F1 case it's real simple it's specifically prohibited by article 39.1 of the current regulations. No matter what anybody feels about the rule in question it's very clear :-
“Team orders which interfere with a race result are prohibited.”
It's just that Ferrari a team notorious for complaining if other teams transgress any of the minutiae in the rule book, seem to be suggesting that they're so remarkable that they can pick and choose to suit their own purposes.

  Strawballs 01:04 02 Aug 10

Rumor has it that FIA stands for Ferrari International Assistance

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