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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richard

March 25, 2013 5:37 PM

pizza. seb was only at the pit lane exit, because webber pushed him! webber was trying to stop him passing.

stupot. was there any direct instruction to not pass? nobody in authority has confirmed that, as yet.

Lefty - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 5:38 PM

He had recieved his team orders to hold his position and turn down his engine settings, this is quite simply and purposely stabbing your partner in the back then saying Oh Sorry. Doesn't give me the impression of him playing by "team"rules, or having any consideration for his partner. After all Nico held his position when told to do the very same thing.

shamarone

March 25, 2013 5:47 PM

re: "I have always been against team orders as I believe that racing should be exactly that."

well then you are against the team. think about what you just said. are you prepared to dismantle the "team" and forego the benefits...? can't have your cake and eat it too. no, the answer going forward lies in changing the fundamental way the championship is scored. only bernie and the FIA can fix this.

CookinFlat6 - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 5:48 PM

Button disobeys teamorders in Turkey 2010: not much happens
Button disobeys teamorders in Japan 2010: not much happens
Webber disobeys teamorders in Britain 2011: everyone supports Webber for disobeying teamorders
Webber disobeys teamorders in Abu Dhabi 2012: everyone slants Red Bull for giving teamorders
Webber disobeys teamorders in Brazil 2012: everyone slants Vettel for not starting faster

Vettel disobeys teamorders in Malaysia 2013: OMG, teamorders should always be followed!!!

The sad thing is, I am not even surprised anymore by this hypocritical bull
Double standards running rampant these days

andara - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 5:56 PM

Redbull's team order did something premature "multi-21 intructions"to the driver who got triple F1 WC.. just for the two series remaining where winning the race is everything..so its time to collect more point not playing a strategy..for the triple winning did it could be understood..

Livemusik

March 25, 2013 6:02 PM

@SteveB

'It would have been a hard lesson for Vettel if his front left had failed or he did not have the required 1 litre of fuel at the end of the race'

The one litre rule applies to qualifying, but I agree about the tyres. However its a risk he took, and if he wins the championship by a point I'm sure he'll be extra glad he took it.

TGC - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 6:06 PM

Ironic that this win equals Jackie Stewart's total - Sebbehaves moelike Schumacher and Senna than he does JYS, or Moss, or Clark etc etc. When you're as good as Seb you shouldn't feel the urge to sully your reputation by being so selfish - or arogant?

J - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 6:07 PM

The issue is larger than just Vettel's actions. A race where the racing is discontinued during the race, fails to be a race. No more F!1 for me - get rid of team orders to restore integrity in your sport! Not Only that but the courses are to narrow and twisty to allow overtaking, which is one of the most exciting aspects of any form of racing. F!1 should stop racing cars on motorcycle tracks. -J

richard

March 25, 2013 6:11 PM

lefty. you keep saying that vettel disobeyed team orders to hold positon......... the only "order" heard on the radio was about turning down his engine map. did YOU hear a direct order to "hold position" after lap 42?

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