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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Sean - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 2:04 PM

I just laughed my knackers off at Angelina ...

My question is this, are more more gone in the head if you are a lone voice in a sea of different opinion, or is it worse to be a bloke with a girls name ...

(s)he knows what I mean :-)

Jimmy - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 12:36 PM

For those posting that team orders are foolish- maybe so, but the reason for them in this situation is that if the teammates take the fight to each other they will destroy their tires, and this will make them a sitting duck for the third place car to overtake them both.
This could have been Rosberg's race, both he and Hamilton believed he was the faster of those two, and if the Red Bull boys are fighting it out, their tires go over the cliff and Rosberg just sweeps through for the win. Could easily have happened. The tires control everything now that they drop off so dramatically when they are past their prime.

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