Today you can read a jolly story all over F1 websites about how Ferrari sent Mark Webber a bill for his ride on Fernando Alonso’s car after the Singapore Grand Prix.
The only problem with this story is that it is a complete fabrication, propagated by the monkeys with typewriters who pick up any old story they see and do not bother to check it. They then sell their stories to websites that are too lazy or too stupid to check their unreliable supplier.
The truth of the story is that the German tabloid Bild published a fake invoice suggesting that Ferrari was charging Webber, the copy-and-paste merchants, who do not understand German, misinterpreted the story and reported that this had actually happened. Ferrari’s response to the story was “Some believe that pigs might actually fly…especially in Germany… LOL”
It is a perfect illustration of why one needs to be extremely careful when reading F1 stories in the Internet.