The other side of team orders

The other side of team orders

Drivers get upset when they are given a team order, but being the man to give that order is no picnic either. Sam Michael tells Tony Dodgins what it's like to make that call from the pit wall

When the plane touched down in Milan on Wednesday night and the phones all went back on, the FIA verdict was there. No further action against Ferrari over the Hockenheim team orders affair and the daft article 39.1 subject to review by the sporting working group.

Hallelujah. A victory for common sense and, thankfully, no reaction to over-emotional ignoramuses with no understanding of the sport or journalists who smelled a good headline and a sensationalist story.

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