Fernando Alonso led a controversial one-two for Ferrari in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim with the Scuderia seeming to instruct Felipe Massa to let him past!!!
Massa leapt from third to first at the start of the race, with Alonso slotting in behind him as poleman Sebastian Vettel - who finished on the podium - fell back to third. The Brazilian was de facto leader until Alonso moved past on lap 49 of 67, soon after Ferrari had asked engineer Rob Smedley to tell him: "Fernando is faster than you. Can you confirm you understood that message?" The next message from Smedley was: "Well done. Good lad. Not try and keep with him. I'm sorry." The incident is likely to come under fire from the media. It is Ferrari's first one-two since the opening race of the season in Bahrain and they showed the greater pace throughout.
RACE STANDINGS P. Driver Team Time 1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:27:38.864 2 Felipe Massa Ferrari + 4.196 3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull + 5.121 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren + 26.896 5 Jenson Button McLaren + 29.482 6 Mark Webber Red Bull + 43.606 7 Robert Kubica Renault at 1 lap 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP at 1 lap 9 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP at 1 lap 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault at 1 lap 11 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber at 1 lap 12 Rubens Barrichello Williams at 1 lap 13 Nico Hülkenberg Williams at 1 lap 14 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber at 1 lap 15 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso at 1 lap 16 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India at 2 laps 17 Adrian Sutil Force India at 2 laps 18 Timo Glock Virgin at 3 laps 19 Bruno Senna Hispania at 4 laps 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus at 11 laps (DNF) 21 Lucas Di Grassi Virgin at 17 laps (DNF) 22 Sakon Yamamoto Hispania at 48 laps (DNF) 23 Jarno Trulli Lotus at 64 laps (DNF) 24 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso at 66 laps (DNF)