F1 » Vettel defies orders to win in Malaysia


Sebastian Vettel claimed his first win of the 2013 F1 season, but caused a whole heap of controversy as he headed a Red Bull 1-2 at Sepang.

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Ber - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 4:54 PM

Team orders cause a bit of unease in the whole racing experience for the drivers and fans.
But I admire the drivers for boldly acknowledging so.
Here is to the rest of the season where lots of teams seem to be on the same level.

Alex - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 7:35 PM

Silverstone 2011 : Mark ignored repeated calls not to race Seb who's car was damaged (by Alonso) yet he lined up the pass three times only for Seb to manage to hold him off.

After the race Mark said, “Of course I ignored the team (order) as I want to try and get another place”. Far from being angry at Mark, Seb just said "It was fun".

Same with Interlagos 2012, Mark's squeezing into Seb at turn 1 could have cost him his 3rd WDC, yet he showed no anger and just stated it very matter-of-factly.

So who is the bigger man?

KilaueaCarl - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 7:42 PM

Sebastian has shown himself to be a brilliant but no-class driver and deserves whatever sanction Red Bull can extract based on their contract. But let's admit what the real problem is: We've got a bunch of 'suits' in London and Paris telling Pirellli to dumb down the tires "for the good of the show." Only the "show" is a bunch of guys motoring around at fractional trot, holding position and squabbling over the radio.

Bring back the tire wars and let the manufacturers build the best product they can.

Dangy - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 11:23 PM

Vettel Supporters, just keep in mind that the team said to nurse the cars home, manage tires, turn engine down etc. Went against this and kind of blind sided Webber.

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