Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx
Speaking of Silverstone, the RB team orders were BS, and come to think of it...hypocritical. First the chastised Ferrari for doing it with Alonso and Massa, exclaiming both drivers in their camp are treated fairly and allowed to race regardless, yet here comes Silverstone with the "Maintain the gap."
Luckily, Mark disobeyed. My man. Second year in a row for Mark where things worked against him (although not so much at all last season at Silverstone).
Yer the team orders rule was re-instated this year so was all legal and above board if not a little disappointing.
To much emphasis is placed on the constructors championship these days as that's where the money comes from with sponsorships and alike. Drivers should be allowed to race no matter what, gifting another driver a race win so they can take the maximum points is just wrong no matter how you look at it, but at least the FIA has made it clear on the rules this year so we don't have the carnage of the Massa, Scumi incident a few years back.That single handedly could have killed the sport.
There is a big difference between making your No 2 give way and not allowing your No 2 to potentially cause problems to your No 1 driver so late in the race especially given what happened between the two of them last year.