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Ferrari fined $100,000 for illegal team order

July 25, 2010 22:25 IST

Ferrari were fined $100,000 by stewards on Sunday for the use of illegal 'team orders' in winning the German Formula One Grand Prix.

The governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) also said in a statement that the case would be referred to its world motorsport council for further consideration.

The team, whose drivers finished first and second after Brazilian Felipe Massa allowed Spaniard Fernando Alonso to overtake him, were found to have breached both the sporting regulations and code.

Article 39.1 of the sporting regulations states that "team orders which interfere with the result of the race are prohibited".

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