F1 » Vettel backtracks, admits he ignored team orders


Sebastian Vettel: I got the call and I ignored it.... I put myself above a team decision

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bob - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 2:22 PM

What I think is absolutely hilarious is last night Vettel's biggest fan and defender @Angelina spent all night on here telling me how much of a snake, back stabber and bad team mate Button is!

HA!

F1 fan - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 2:22 PM

Nothing much he says has much dignity. He's such a talented driver but already so
Had mark not slowed his engine I guess the question would be would he have won the race, I think so.
This may be forgotten to some extent in the coming years but for a lot of fans it's not good, so bad for the sport to have this happen in two teams on a single race.

tod - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 2:30 PM

Seb needs to grow up a bit. No amount of apologies are going to make up for the fact that he stole the position from his team mate.
Shame there is no way he can give the position up to Mark but would he even if he could. Afraid Seb is getting too much like Schuey in his first F1 career. Not good!!

bob - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 2:40 PM

This situation is a bit of a double edged sword.

I think team orders in this situation is a JOKE! What the hell kind of idea is it to hold station after the last pit stop? As far as I'm concerned, the fastest driver should win.

However, with that being said, if there is an agreement and understanding in the team about certain orders, whether we agree with them or not, then they should be honoured and obeyed by all drivers.

In this instance there was an agreement that was understood by both drivers but unfortunately for Mark, he was the only one who honoured the agreement.

So while I agree with Vettel wanting to race for the victory, in this case he showed his true nature - a spoiled, selfish, up himself, impulsive, dirty, back stabbing little grub!

pukka - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 2:46 PM

Stressing he wants to tell the truth then outright lies then backtracking later to admit he lied really takes a lot of credibility away. He should have just said, I'm a driver and I want to win titles and as team leader I had the right to make that decision. People could get behind that, not someone who makes excuses and outright lies. Not surprised by the decision nor the stupidity. Another reason many F1 fans don't care for him.

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