F1 » Webber 'not fine' with 'don't race' order

Mark Webber has made it clear that he was not happy to be told to remain behind Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel at Silverstone.

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July 11, 2011 7:07 AM

I wouldn't be fine with it either. Especially if your team principal espoused at the start of the season that there would be no team orders at RedBull, and each driver shall be treated equally. These guys are paid to race, so let them race. Maybe Horner was worried that Seb would take Mark out if he passed.:)


July 11, 2011 7:10 AM

I like his straightforward atitude to tell the things right as he thinks they are, whatever might this eventually cost him by the renewal time . To support his last year deem over Ferrari's swift is the domino piece of an one of a kind thinking. Just !

Dangerous_Dave - Unregistered

July 11, 2011 7:45 AM

The only top team that I've seen consistently race each other is McLaren. Red Bull claimed to have the same policy, but this hasn't really been tested since their drivers drove into each other way back. I suspect that ever since that race, Horner has been lying to the public saying his drivers are free to race and criticising Ferrari, when really he had no intention of letting them race all along - that has been confirmed by recent events. Red Bull are complete match-fixers and no better than Ferrari, except that at least Ferrari don't try to pretend to be racers like McLaren.


July 11, 2011 7:50 AM

Webber ignored team orders but didnt try to break his or vettels car, vettel defended not too aggresively, and horner is just the guy who would have to explain to the higher powers of red bull management why the drivers couldnt race wthout taking each other out if they had crashed, in webbers councilling session they can conclude that he and vettel remained combative without endangering each others finishing prospects, then they can councill the pit crew who were the actual cause of red bulls less than maximum result

dave - Unregistered

July 11, 2011 8:16 AM

I bet every single penny I have that Webber will not be at RBR next year.

It was extremely clear from the conversations with Babyface Horner and Mark just after the race.

Ferrari also want an obedient Number 2, but one who is closer to, without upsetting, the cheat Alonso. Mark does not seem to be quick enough, especially on these 2011 Pirellis to do that for them.


July 11, 2011 8:21 AM

@Dave, Mark is not subservient enough to race for Ferrari. He wants to race everyone, teammates included. Massa appears to be the perfect doormat for them, and to be fair, he drove a pretty good race for them. Maybe Massa will improve his performances and stay.

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