F1 » Karthikeyan: I was following orders

Narain Karthikeyan has said that he is growing tired of Sebastian Vettel pointing the finger of blame whenever he loses a race.

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Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

November 22, 2012 11:19 AM

If what NK is saying is correct, good for him for shouting up. Someone ought to disable SV's radio, or better still pack him off to NASCAR for a few weekends.

Back in the day, Ken Tyrrell issued a statement to all F1 teams of that time saying that the (pathetically slow) Tyrrells would ALWAYS stay on the racing line at all times just to avoid any confusion, and that seemed to work


November 22, 2012 11:33 AM

"Narain, the leader is coming up to overtake you soon. Please pull off the track and wait on the grass verge until he passes. Mind the undertray on the kerbs and try not to get too much rubbish on the tyres. We need to avoid any further temper tantrums, or people will accuse us of getting in HIS way again.
On the other hand we are trying to secure a supply of Ferrari engines for next season.... Disregard my last transmission".


November 22, 2012 12:00 PM

in the good old days it was perfectly acceptable to hold your line if you were being lapped by a front runner. remember dc s problems at monaco. however the rules have been changed and it is now required that a backmarker be warned when there is a faster car behind him, and he has to let the car past after being shown two blues. in this instance, katthikeyan had been shown blues and chose not to make way. however, rbr made no complaint about it, so if they are not making an issue of it, i dont know why nk is now going on about it.

compare nks actions withe di restas. paul came to a near stop to allow the two leaders by.

nk has been involved in more "blocking" issues this year, than any other driver.i doubt that he will be on the grid next year.

Chris - Unregistered

November 22, 2012 12:12 PM

Richard, It doesn't matter if he was shown 2 blue flags or not. Charlie made it clear that the backmarkers don't have to let the cars by in that part of the track. That's why RBR aren't complaining.
In Vettel's defence, can you blame him for getting annoyed when you got Hamilton breathing down your neck and a slow car holding you up, costing him a possible win? He's got a championship to win after all. That's not immaturity, that's just being human.

Bobby M - Unregistered

November 22, 2012 12:21 PM

The key was that Lewis was quicker ...

Vettel likes to vent his frustration over the radio , which is not a bad thing, but what he says after the race when the adrenalin is not pumping is a different matter.

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