Chevrolet not planning team orders
Date published : 19 May 2011 - 12:11:59
Chevrolet has no plans to impose team orders upon its dominant WTCC line-up despite the accident between Alain Menu and Yvan Muller that cost it a 1-2-3 finish at Monza last weekend, this week's AUTOSPORT reports.Menu was running in second place behind race leader and team-mate Rob Huff on the final lap of the opening race when he was hit from behind by the third Chevrolet Cruze of Muller as they approached the first Lesmo, sending the Swiss driver off the track and out of the race.Despite admitting that his drivers had overstepped the mark, Chevrolet Europe motorsport manager Eric Neve told AUTOSPORT that he intended to let them continue racing for position."It's clear that we don't have any team orders," Neve said. "We don't want to make the racing boring by any means. We have a very strong package and we want to use it, so that's why we let the drivers race."Muller was dealt a 10-place grid penalty, suspended for two rounds, for his part in the incident.For more on this story please see this week's issue of AUTOSPORT magazine.