Explaining the team orders predicament

Explaining the team orders predicament

With a World Motor Sport Council meeting scheduled next month to investigate the team orders situation in Formula 1, Dieter Rencken explains the multiple sides of the story

Come 1600 CET on Sunday afternoon in Hungary, two things were absolutely clear: Michael Schumacher may have lost some of his once-vaunted skills sets, but his customary ruthlessness had mellowed little with time; and that Article 39.1* is creating a far bigger headache for the FIA than could ever have been imagined when the clause was framed back in 2002.

The German's antics have been diissected across the world, so need no amplification within these pages - save to suggest that he reflect on his comeback and the precise reasons for it, for there seems to be more to his return than meets the eye.

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