MAY 13, 2002
Ferrari is in trouble...
According to the rules, the first, second and third places finishers and a representative of the winning constructor "must attend the prize-giving ceremony on the podium and abide by the podium procedure". This is set out in an appendix of the Formula 1 Sporting Regulations and are very detailed. The fact that Rubens Barrichello was given the winner's trophy instead of it being given to Michael Schumacher means that Ferrari is open to suggestions that the rules were not obeyed.
The reaction to what happened in Austria has been extraordinary and there is clearly much pressure on the FIA to do something.