German GP Insider information from the World Motor Sport Council hearing has revealed the defence adopted by the Ferrari team to the team orders charge levelled against it from the German Grand Prix.

Get this…!

The team has claimed that Felipe Massa decided to let Fernando Alonso take the win because he was having a tantrum.

Yes, you read it correctly.

Continuing its defence that it had in no way imposed a team order on its drivers during the race to deprive Massa of victory, the president of Spain’s motor racing federation, Carlos Gracia, has provided an insight into the excuse used by the team in an interview with Cadena SER.

“Massa was told that he was slower than Alonso to motivate him,” Gracia said.

“Angered by the message, Massa decided to slow down, and this led to the suspicions [about team orders],” he added.

After six weeks, that’s the best excuse the team can come up with?! You have got to be kidding me!

Reading this will certainly raise questions as to why the outfit continues to treat the viewing public with such contempt, and I personally wonder why it doesn’t face sanctions for lying to the governing body in its testimony.

[Original image via Bruno Mantovani]

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Richard Bailey

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