8 Sep 2010

Ferrari will learn team orders fate tonight

7:43 am on 8 September 2010

Ferrari will find out at a Formula 1 disciplinary hearing in Paris tonight whether they will be punished further for using banned team orders.

Ferrari were fined 130 thousand dollars for appearing to give Felipe Massa a coded message to allow Fernando Alonso through to win the German Grand Prix.

The case was subsequently referred to the World Motor Sport Council.

The incident provoked a widespread backlash against Ferrari, with some teams saying the incident damaged the sport's credibility.

The fine Ferrari were given in Germany was the maximum the stewards were allowed to impose immediately after the race.