Singapore team orders discussion postponed until Korea

Wed, 29 September 2010, 06:01

Sep.29 (GMM) A meeting to discuss the future of team orders in formula one has been postponed.

When the World Motor Sport Council recently met to consider Ferrari’s Hockenheim breach, the matter was instead referred to a committee to reconsider the controversial ban.

Leading FIA official Charlie Whiting had scheduled a meeting with team bosses about the matter in Singapore, but Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that it was delayed.

“We have postponed until Korea,” Whiting confirmed. It is, of course, not entirely clear that the inaugural Yeongam event will go ahead late next month.

“The idea,” FIA president Jean Todt said a week ago when asked about the new team orders debate, “is to find out what is most healthy and transparent.”

Another rule up for discussion in the near future could be the safety car one, after lapped cars lined up in front of the leaders ahead of a re-start in Singapore.

For a time, the safety car would wave the lapped cars through before a re-start, but it is believed the practice was discontinued because it took too long.

Virgin’s Lucas di Grassi has called for the rule to be reinstated.

“I agree,” said his teammate Timo Glock.

“I don’t understand why we’re not waved through,” the German insisted. “Then the race at the front is not ruined and we can also keep driving our races.”

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