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      09-09-2010, 01:44 PM   #12
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The FIA have published the full decision regarding Ferrari's team order hearing, revealing that both Williams and Sauber wrote letters of support for Ferrari.

According to the FIA release, Ferrari argued in Wednesday's World Motor Sport Council the difference between team orders and team strategy, insisting that it was Felipe Massa's decision to move aside for Fernando Alonso, handing his team-mate the German GP victory.

Mr Nigel Tozzi, QC for Ferrari, added that team boss Stefano Domenicali believes Ferrari had "not sort to be smart and to secure an advantage, and did not think that what they had done was wrong."

Ferrari, though, it appears were not alone in believing that they were not in the wrong as the Scuderia received letters of support from team bosses, Sir Frank Williams and Peter Sauber.

However, the FIA did actually rule in Wednesday's hearing that Ferrari did use team orders but opted not to punish the team based on either scenarios of rival teams experiencing similar situations in the past.