Red Bull boss Christian Horner has expressed his disappointment at Ferrari’s "manipulation" of the German grand prix.
The Ferrari team appeared to instruct Fernando Alonso to pass long-time race leader and team mate Felipe Massa on lap 49 of the race.
Horner, whose Red Bull team has also been accused of not treating its drivers fairly this season, said the sport was the big loser and feels Ferrari had no reason to do what it did.
“It's a great shame for Formula 1 that the race was manipulated to give one driver a victory over the other,” Horner told Autosport.
“We came in for a lot of criticism in Istanbul for allowing our drivers to race but I think that it’s the fair and sporting thing to do.
“The only losers today are Formula 1. Ferrari are a big enough team that they shouldn't need to do that and Fernando is a good enough driver not to particularly at this point in the season when there are still hundreds of points available.”
McLaren’s Martin Whitmarsh hung back from criticising the Italian team publicly, but said he plans to talk with Ferrari privately about his views on the team orders controversy.
“I don't want to get drawn into it,” said Whitmarsh. “I have my own private views on it. They got a 1-2, but perhaps in a different order from that which people may have thought was right. I will give my private views to Ferrari, but I don't want to go on record and express those views.”