Bernie Ecclestone calls for team orders law change

Bernie Ecclestone has backed Ferrari over team orders controversy

Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has called for a rule change following events at last weekend's German Grand Prix.

Controversy erupted after Ferrari's Felipe Massa was instructed by his team to let teammate Fernando Alonso overtake him to win the race and better the chances of a Ferrari driver taking the championship.

Although already fined for the incident, many are calling for a harsher punishment for the Italian team, who were in direct violation of one of the sports rules prohibiting teams ordering their drivers to artificially alter a race's outcome.

But Ecclestone has spoken in defence of Ferrari and called for the rules to be changed.

"I believe what people do when they are inside the team and how they run their team is up to them. Of course, if a team does something that's dangerous then they're going to be in trouble. Otherwise, get on with it," he said.

Attention now turns to this Sunday's (August 1st) Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest where Alonso will be hoping to build on his latest victory.

Posted by Lizzie Rivera