F1 » Vettel: I messed up, I'm sorry


Sebastian Vettel: I owe an explanation to Mark and to the team and that's it. Everyone else obviously has the right to have their own opinions but for sure it is not a victory that I'm very proud of because it should have been Mark's.

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V - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 2:38 AM

It is amazing how little some viewer undersatnd the problem behind this.

Amazing how some people say Vettel was a racer and Webber was too slow.

Just demostrates how little some people knows. The team had instructed the drivers to set their engines to a safer, lower rev mode to conserve the engine and other parts of the car knowing they have similar pace and thus no point letting them ruin their car. Of course Vettel will be faster if he didn't make this setting change while Webber had made his change. Without the set up changes made on Webber's car, Vettel would not have caught Webber and the arguement that Webber was too slow doesn't stand.

Ptolemy - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 5:55 AM

Sebastian was a young kid in F1 over the last several years. He has learned of the unfair advantages the older, nastier drivers obtained like when Ferrari have Massa pull aside and let #1 through, or like when they broke Massa's gearbox seal to give Alonso better track position. He has also seen Weber cause them both to collide intentionally (Turkey 3 seasons ago?) and when Webber provided NO assistance to Seb at the last race of the season. Webber was in front of Seb and stole points that Seb may have needed to get the championship.
Seb has watched and learned. If you don't play nasty like the others, then you are at an unfair disadvantage.

Steve - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 7:23 AM

Well we had a good race didn't we? I know I was glued to it. I think Weber was naive really. In the two laps before the pass Vettel gained 0.8 and 0.5 secs. Weber won't let that happen again and we might see a much harder fought championship as a result. We could be real children and drag up every event ever. IT is what it is. I don't like Vettel's pass and I think Weber left room on the inside. But so what? I think we might see a good battle and that is a good thing.
Who else thinks engineers are too much to do with it. Cut the radio and the computer sensors too I say. Get it all back much more onto the driver and much less on the engineers. What about banning any computer making them use carburettors and then get it really back to the driver communicating with his mechanic? We might see who is the best driver then.

Roni - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 7:55 AM

I hav followed F1 for 30 years, there has been plenty gentlemen and a great number of talented racers.
However to hav a talented gentleman racer is rare.
Vettel has shown his true colours on so many occasions and Webber should hav seen it coming.
Vettel will b remembered in the sport but not as a team player or gentleman racer.
Its a shame that someone with talent and opportunity, only shows he will risk his own life and other to stand on the top step.
U will b remembered as multiple championship winner Vettel, but not as a one of the greats like Senna.

What - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 7:59 AM

Vettel did nothing wrong if webber wanted to win-should of raced and over took him or is this not racing any more.let face it he is nu 2 driver.only one is to blame for this is ferrari who made team order legal.think should rename sport fixed racing.you carnt do this in football or cricket or motogp

Arno - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 9:54 AM

Racing is about winning and not a pre-determined
procession across the finish line. Ecclestone has made a big enough farce of F1 to line his overflowing pockets.
Rosberg should have done the same as Vettel.

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