Why Germany 2010 is different to Austria 2002

Why Germany 2010 is different to Austria 2002

Ferrari's decision to hand Fernando Alonso victory in Germany has caused a huge uproar, similar to that of the 2002 Austrian GP. But, as Tony Dodgins explains, the situations are completely different...

Eight years ago Ferrari made a cretinous decision at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Nobody was remotely close to it in terms of a credible championship challenge. Michael Schumacher had won four of the first five races - Australia, Brazil, Imola and Barcelona. Then came A1-Ring, a track where Rubens Barrichello was often quicker than Schumacher, probably because Michael put so much energy through the front tyres in the long left-hander that he wore his right front too much.

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