Ferrari has avoided further penalty following the hearing into the German Grand Prix team orders scandal at Wednesday’s extraordinary meeting of the World Motor Sport Stefano Domenicali is no doubt a little relieved at the outcome of today's caseCouncil in Paris overnight.

The group determined that Ferrari had indeed breached regulations and that the $100,000 fine dished out by the race stewards would be upheld but not added to. Additionally, the team must pay the FIA’s legal costs for the disciplinary hearing.

Furthermore, and more pressingly, the governing body has announced that it will review the sporting codes that regulate the prohibition of team orders, hinting that a further rules shake-up will be underway.

“On 25 July 2010, at the Grand Prix of Germany, the stewards of the meeting found an infringement by the Scuderia Ferrari to the prohibition of team orders interfering with a race result and then decided to impose a fine of $100,000 and to forward the dossier to the World Motor Sport Council for further consideration,” the official FIA statement reads.

“The Judging Body of the World Motor Sport Council held an extraordinary hearing in Paris on September 8, 2010 to examine this matter.

“After an in depth analysis of all reports, statements and documents submitted, the judging body has decided to confirm the stewards’ decision of a $100,000 fine for infringing Article 39.1 of the sporting regulations and to impose the payment of the costs incurred by the FIA.”

The governing body will release a more detailed explanation of its decision on Thursday.

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.