Force India slams Phillips for Fisi comments

Vijay Mallya has denied that Giancarlo Fisichella is set to imminently move to Ferrari, and slammed Force India's director of business affairs Ian Phillips for suggesting speculation about the Roman driver is true. On Monday morning, Phillips...

Vijay Mallya has denied that Giancarlo Fisichella is set to imminently move to Ferrari, and slammed Force India's director of business affairs Ian Phillips for suggesting speculation about the Roman driver is true.

On Monday morning, Phillips told British radio that he expects Ferrari will make its move to sign Fisichella for the Monza weekend and beyond "in the next 24 hours or so".

"Ian Philips' comments do not reflect the views of the (team) since he is not the designated spokesperson ... nor is he authorised to speak to the media. His comments should therefore be ignored," boss and team owner Mallya said in a statement.

The Indian billionaire said Fisichella has also not indicated that he is set to replace Ferrari's hapless Luca Badoer.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Luca Badoer
Teams Ferrari , Force India