Ferrari resumes rant against F1 decision-making UPDATE Ferrari’s sporting director Massimo Rivola has released minute-by-minute details of the conversation taken from a recording of the pit wall radio in another effort to show exactly how the FIA punished them unfairly, in their opinion.
At 13:31:05 Alonso takes Kubica at Club and after Rivola immediately calls Whiting, who replies after 11 seconds. Rivola asks the race director, “Have you seen the pass? In our opinion there was no room to overtake.”
26 seconds after the move, Whiting asks to be given time to watch TV footage.
At 13:33, a second radio call is made by Ferrari – almost two minutes after the pass. Alonso has gone on to complete another lap plus one sector, closing in on Nico Rosberg and Alguersuari, while Kubica drops further back towards Barrichello.
Whiting tells Ferrari that the stewards believe Alonso could give the position back. Rivola then asks Whiting, “Is this the decision?”
He replies, “No, but that’s how we see it.”
Rivola then informs the team as Rosberg overtakes Alguersuari. Kubica drops further back, and Alonso overtakes Alguersuari at Maggots.
At 13:33:22 Ferrari then make a third radio call to Whiting to say Alonso “would have to concede two positions now.”
As they discuss the incident Kubica is overtaken by Barrichello meaning Alonso would have to give up three positions to give back the place.
Whiting tells Rivola: “We have given you the chance to do it or not. Things being this way, the stewards will hear the drivers at the end of the race, but I understand your position.”
At 13:35:30 Kubica retires from the race so Alonso can no longer give the position back.
Ten minutes later, at 13:45:31, the stewards investigate the incident. The F1 computers display “car number eight under investigation”, almost 15 minutes after the move was made.
Just 55 seconds later, at 13:46:26, the stewards hand Alonso a drive-through penalty. 07/12/10 (GMM) While the civil war develops at Red Bull, Ferrari on Monday resumed its own battle against alleged unfair treatment by formula one's authorities.
After penalties handed out for the safety car incidents in Valencia, the Italian team reacted so furiously some suspected it would face sanctions by the FIA.
And on Sunday at Silverstone, Ferrari and Fernando Alonso were once again annoyed after the Spaniard was given a drive-through penalty for overtaking Robert Kubica.
Maranello based Ferrari's controversial website writer is therefore back in action on Monday, describing it as a "fact" that "decisions are taken slowly" by F1's officials.
Because Alonso did not immediately allow Kubica to re-pass him in Britain, by the time the penalty arrived, the Pole's Renault had retired and the safety car period meant the double world champion lost many positions.
The Ferrari report refers to a La Gazzetta dello Sport article that claims F1 "always penalizes in one direction".
"There remains the suspicion that too often, when it concerns a grey area in the rules, those rules are dealt with according to who is to be penalized," wrote Umberto Zapelloni.
Describing an article in Il Giornale, the Ferrari report writer said it speaks "of a race director and stewards who are legitimized to do what they want".
But elsewhere, the international press was critical of Ferrari's performance in Britain.
Corriere dello Sport described it as "a black day" for the marque, while Alonso "loses his composure", and Genoa-based Il Secolo XIX called Silverstone a "Ferrari-flop".