Ferrari called to stewards' office
25 July 2010 – Senior members of the Ferrari team have been instructed to head directly to Race Control at Hockenheim following the highly controversial overtake - indirectly requested by the team - involving Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in the German Grand Prix.
On the first anniversary of his near-death experience in Hungary, Massa had led the 67-lap race until the 49th tour when, having been clearly told - via team radio - by Race Engineer Rob Smedley that Alonso was quicker and asked to confirm his receiving of the message, the Brazilian duly yielded upon exiting the hairpin.
Since 2003, team orders have been clearly outlawed in the sporting code following the extremely negative public reaction when the same team instructed Rubens Barrichello to hand the win to Michael Schumacher at the end of the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix.
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