Ferrari warn Renault about dirty tactics

Posted: October 3, 2006 by Neeraj in Drivers, Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Formula-One, Giancarlo Fisichella, Jean Todt, Michael Schumacher, RaceTracks, Renault, Rubens Barrichello, Shanghai, Team Chief, Teams

FerrariAs reported on HomeofSport

As teammates Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella tried to keep Michael Schumacher behind them on the Shanghai circuit last Sunday, they resorted to driving side-by-side down the straights in an apparently elaborate and dubious blocking technique.

Ferrari boss Jean Todt observed: “We have learned from what our rivals did. We now know what is allowed. It is up to you to judge if (the tactics) are usual or unusual. We are just taking it into consideration. We have demonstrated we are very tight and hard competitors to fight with as well, so it will be interesting.”

The irony !! It was not long ago when Ferrari was critcised for giving orders to Reubens to move over for Michael and vice-versa. Not things seems to have came back to haunt them and it hurst more because it is crunch time. But we hope that this issue does not turn too dirty which will obviously be bad for the sport.

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Comments
  1. Shashank says:

    Hehe, I know. It reminds me of the way political parties trade words.

  2. Beano says:

    The title of this article is a VERY open interpretation of what Todt said. There’s not even a scent of warning in his remarks.

  3. Neeraj says:

    Yes Beano, there is no warning from Todt, but he is telling what he can do if the need arise.

  4. Taker says:

    It was fun watching the two Renaults side by side in trying to prevent Michael from overtaking them. And i think it was good team work. But poor Fisi , after doing so much for the team has to endure cry baby Alonso’s tantrums.
    But I can bet that if Ferrari had done a similar thing last race, there would have been an outcry everywhere with everyone calling them cheats.

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