29 Jun 2010

Ferrari still fuming

6:21 am on 29 June 2010

Ferrari's rage at Formula One stewards and governing body shows no signs of abating after a European Grand Prix they've denounced as a false race.

Ferrari says McLaren's Lewis Hamilton cashed in at their expense when the safety car was deployed for four laps in the wake of Australian Mark Webber's big crash.

The Italian company's vice-president, Piero Ferrari, says he's incredulous and bitter, not just for Ferrari, but for the sport as a whole as it's not the sort of thing expected from professionals.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, had been third and behind Hamilton when the safety car came out of pitlane.

Hamilton went past while double world champion Alonso remained behind.

Although Hamilton was eventually handed a drive-through penalty the Briton hadsuch a big advantage he was able to take the sanction without losing position.