F1 » Webber wants no gifts from team-mate


Mark Webber insists that he does not want team orders to influence the end of the 2011 F1 campaign.

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ron'sgoldenboy - Unregistered

October 30, 2011 7:40 AM

Now that Vettel is 2011 wdc all he now wants to do is accumulate as much favourable stats as possible, and that can not include gifting Webber a win.

I dont blame the young German, he has the best car,engineer and team he should carry on blitzing the rest until one of the other teams decide to offer a credible challenge over a period of a season.

107SS2009

October 30, 2011 7:55 AM

The team (RBR) hinted (indirectly) at team orders to try get MW in second position in the championship (anybody remember them criticizing FERRARI?) SV hinted that he will be willing to help, MW says he doesn't want any such things, first of all SV will need be in a position to oblige and secondly if RBR'S wish materializes we will have to see if MW will refuse such a thing such as by backing off.

funkyj - Unregistered

October 30, 2011 8:02 AM

This is Webber having sour grapes about being paid to help Vettel win the WDC this year. He has never been in the hunt for a win, and team orders have been keeping him behind all year. His pay will reflect this handsomely I Imagine.

Clondikemike - Unregistered

October 30, 2011 8:18 AM

Yes I agree I think Webber has been somewhat hamstrung by the team but that does not alter what Vettel has done this year or take away what he has been able to achieve. To do what Vettel has done in qualifying and the races proves he is an exceptional talent and as much as I suspect team orders Webber hasn't done much about it has he, and the guy tells it like it is doesn't he?? So yes I think the team will be keen for Webber to get 2nd and Vettel will do what he is told to do to achieve that. Marko will want a team 1,2 in the WDC and Horner will do as he is told and direct the drivers accordingly.

ENRICO - Unregistered

October 30, 2011 8:37 AM

So Mark if Seb slows down, and his car has no problems, you slow down too,
Lets go to watch you race, aussie Mark.

Better last with honour that first in indignity.
Ciao

107SS2009

October 30, 2011 8:45 AM

The so called team orders principally (first and foremost) involves team strategy which can take the form of being muted or laud, team strategy is a direct result of what the team believes is the best chances to maximize results, that believe (assumption) is based on the results the team will be getting from both its drivers from when the season gets off (starts) it's up to the team's drivers to do their outmost to get the team to form that believe (assumption) in their (individual driver) favour.

CommodoreS

October 30, 2011 8:50 AM

Mark will not accept assistance as suggested.

If he achieves so be it.

If he fails so be it.

His racing career has been built on credibility
and will not throw this away.

Marks straight forward nature speaks for itself.

CommodoreS

October 30, 2011 9:13 AM

Sunny Mark has been in Aust for the past 2
weeks and is emphatic that he does not wish
anybody albeit Vettel or others move over for him.

He considers that is not Motor Racing and the way it
should be. He has not expected it in 17 years and does
not expect it now.

He would be embarrassed if the team drew a strategy
in his favour.

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