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Ferrari deserve ‘severe punishment’ – Mosley

Ferrari should receive a significant sporting sanction for breaking the rules at Hockenheim, according to the controversial former president of F1’s governing body.

After the Italian team angrily slammed Niki Lauda for predicting a similar outcome at next month’s FIA disciplinary hearing, Max Mosley waded into the debate during an interview with Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

Race leader Felipe Massa moved over to let Fernando Alonso win the German grand prix in July and “both cars and both drivers should lose the points they achieved”, 70-year-old Briton Mosley said.

“I will not make any recommendation, but on the facts at the moment there should have been some sporting sanction and not only a fine,” he added.

Mosley said “most teams” would like the team orders ban to be repealed, but he said the rule was designed to “meet the needs of millions of fans”.

“In the event that it (team orders) is brought into play, we have to impose a severe punishment,” he explained.