F1 » HAVE YOUR SAY: Sebastian Vettel - right or wrong?


The outcome of the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix looks set to divide opinion on Sebastian Vettel, but which side of the fence are you on?

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Lauder - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 1:24 PM

True Champions play by the rules. Admit defeat and move on. Vettel's lack of respect to the team and team mate just shows its ALL about ME! Hope karma catches up to you!!!! Mark time to get even

Rozza - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 1:33 PM

Althought I am not in favour of team orders as a rule, especially his early in the season, team orders are still allowed and Vettel has benefitted from them on numerous occasions.

The radio calls were explicit. They had been free to race until the final pit stop. It was his duty as a very well paid Red Bull employee to avoid risk and bring his car home second. Had he hit Mark, as he has done in the past, the result would have been disasterous for the team. As it stands, he may have made an even greater mistake... things will get very frosty, support may not be there when he requires it in the future.

F1 Rules! - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 1:43 PM

There are some fundamentally flawed arguments going on here, I see. There is an assumption that any employee of a company can do whatever he likes, no matter what his bosses ask him to do. They say Vettel is a "racer", so he doesn't have to listen to his team. I see a very short-sighted argument developing there. There is such a thing as team-ethos, even in F1. And even if you hate your teammate, you still respect your bosses. The expression "biting the hand that feeds you" comes to mind.

If Seb does not apologise to his bosses (and really mean it!), it can easily become the beginning of the end of his time at Red Bull - especially if the likes of Marko start to become irritated by his petulance. It is what is known in wider circles as a slippery slope.....

cknopp - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 1:49 PM

It's not a question of was Seb "right" or was he "wrong", it is simply a question of who the hell is gonna stop him?

Seb Vettel is 3xWDC and his team mate is a NeverWas.

He will take what he wants, thats how winners operate in a sport based upon points siezure.

F1 Rules! - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 1:52 PM

My basic point is that Seb has got a good thing going on at Red Bull and he shouldn't over-reach himself. He is the top dog there and he knows it - but he shouldn't overplay his hand. No need. No need to bring undue attention to himself and he should just go about his business the way he has done up till now. The team have given him the equipment to accumulate several world titles and he does not need to create any unnecessary aggro to upset his own applecart!

That does not stop him racing aggressively - but he should also remember he is part of a team. His petulance could have resulted in zero points for the team, if Mark had shown immaturity and attacked him aggressively in a couple of those corners.

F1 Rules! - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 2:03 PM

Quite apart from the need to obey your team bosses, the team actually allow him to race hard 99.9% of the time - so I didn't quite understand his petulance yesterday. Never mind the fact that Mercedes were waiting to pounce on those maximum points if the Bulls had crashed!

cknopp - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 2:10 PM

It's not a question of was Seb "right" or was he "wrong", it is simply a question of who the hell is gonna stop him?

Seb Vettel is 3xWDC and his team mate is a NeverWas.

He will take what he wants, thats how winners operate in a sport based upon points siezure.

Googolplex

March 25, 2013 2:13 PM

Richard,

I have read your various posts on the subject with interest. Strangely, even Seb accepts he was wrong in this instance which contradicts just about every post you have made on the topic.

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