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 10:58 AM

some seem to believe that there was a pre race instruction , but this was not the case. i presume that rbr did not think that the two cars would be side by side towards the end of the race. webber had not slowed down, BEFORE his pit exit, but vettel had caught him. as i have mentioned elsewhere, multi 21 was not a code to hold station, but was an instruction to use engine map 21. obviously none of us are privy to all the radio messages, but it would be nice to know when webber was gien the instruction, by his pit, and when vettel was given the instruction by HIS pit.

contd

richard

March 25, 2013 11:02 AM

contd. until the team provide the full details, none of will know all the facts, and speculation is rife.

but a bit of speculation can paint a different picture. what if the role was reversed? somehow i doubt that the vitriol would be half as bad. dont forget, when webber did the same to vettel, there was little outcry!

Chris Legget - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 11:03 AM

If Vettel felt as bad as he tried to make out (once he had taken the chequered flag !! ) coupled with all the radio conversations we did not hear about why he did not simply hand the place back to Webber says it all about Vettel's tactics.

David - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 11:15 AM

@shakennstirred
Thanks for clarifying the 5-engine rule.

My point remains - with engines having to go almost twice the distance in 2014 drivers will need to be more disciplined in how they use their engines throughout a race, and there will probably be more occasions when teams instruct their drivers to turn the engine down.

Luke - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 11:17 AM

Seb was Right!!! He is the team leader and the team could lose the driversin the end due to a Webber win. He only just took the 2012 title. Webber isn't consistent and 2nd place for him is great. With Alonso out the team should be thinking longer term. F1 is about winning and I 'm surprised how poor RB were at handling this with appolgies and BULL ... They're World Champions play the part with confidence. Oh and what was MW deal showing Serb the wall on the pit straight on the last of attempts! MW nice boy - don't think so - He disobeyed team orders in Germany - how do you like them apples!!

jim crint - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 11:34 AM

richard, in the post race podium room, Webber looked at Vettel, with about as much disdain as you can get, and said 'code 21'? It was a pre-race agreement for sure. These things arren't just made up on the fly. They discuss every scenario and agree to what procedure to folllow.

rob01

March 25, 2013 11:40 AM

Vettel knew exactly what he was told to do. He lied initially to cover his back side. Only to flop the other direction when Webber and the entire team looked at him with with fire in their eyes. He admits this much himself. He is just very inmature.

Jagworth1

March 25, 2013 11:49 AM

I can actually accept Vettel allegedly breaking team orders and I certainly understand his will to win every time.,But he lied very openly and later back tracked, not fitting for the multiple WDC, it's hard to respect him ...

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