Cape Town - James Allison should be "ashamed" of himself after
accusing Ferrari and Kimi Raikkonen of a "deliberate" crash or
"incompetence" in his British GP clash with Lewis Hamilton.
Raikkonen put Hamilton firmly on the back foot at
Silverstone when he hit the Mercedes driver on the opening lap.
Hamilton spun off and dropped down to 18th place in the
Although he recovered to second place, it was a case of what
could have been - and it was a case of Mercedes were not happy.
Motorsport boss Toto Wolff told Sky Sports: "In
[technical director] James Allison’s words, ‘do you think it is deliberate or
incompetence?’. So this leaves us with a judgement."
And while Arrivabene accepts there will always be some who
question, he is angered that Allison is one of those.
"Who is incompetent? Kimi? Who is he to judge what the
drivers are doing in the car?" he told Sky Italia.
"If he really said something like that, he should be
"Allison worked at Maranello for many years, but now we
are here in England teaching him to be a gentleman.
"I accept it from [TV pundit] Jacques Villeneuve
because he was a driver. But this guy?"