I personally believe in team orders, but not under these circumstances, I think Ferrari made the wrong call at the German Grand Prix . To be completely frank, I think what they did was dreadful. Felipe Massa had a hell of a good race, he drove so much better than I ever thought he would and he deserved to be able to have a go. He was the moral winner, but of course that doesn't taste so good if you're second on the podium.

It's true that the team always has to come first, but in my mind Ferrari hasn't benefitted from making the swap. Firstly, they broke a rule. Now, that rule may be ridiculous and have no place in F1, but all the teams agreed to it and they have to bare that in mind when they are making a decision like that in front of millions of people.  

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