F1 » Horner: What happened shouldn’t have happened

Christian Horner has admitted that there will be 'internal' discussions following Sebastian Vettel's decision to ignore 'Multi21' orders at Sepang.

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March 25, 2013 10:43 AM

I think Red Bull are the architects of the whole affair, they say they one thing but their actions follow a different path. I can't fully recall, but seem to be under the impression that Webber believed Vettel wasn't going to attack him in the 2010 Turkey race too. Maybe 'multi 21' doesn't have the same meaning to both drivers i.e 'multi 21 Mark', Webber turns his engine down, 'multi 21 Seb, go get him',

whitew - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 10:54 AM

Sorry you don't become a triple world champion from being a nice guy.

Would Schumacher, Senna or Prost have held station. I think not.

Vettel needs to be ruthless to be champion again. And I dont know about anyone else but I thought the wheel to wheel racing was amazing.

One small thing, Schumacher was slated a couple of years ago for nearly putting Massa into the wall. Webber did the same yesterday but nothing was said about it.

Bevo17 - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 11:18 AM

Christian Horner is already making excuses for Vettel, exactly what Sebastian knew would happen. He will get nothing but a slap on the wrist confirming Webbers comments post race that he is protected. If Horner doesn't hand out some sort of punishment it only solidifies Vettels decision to pass and will without doubt happen again. What I would love to know is what happens next time if its the other way around...............

jay - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 11:24 AM

Vettel proves that he is the true principal in Red Bull F1, while Horner is only his subjugate. So team order is rightly decided by Vettel and for Horner to obey. He is 3 times Formula 1 champion and for that makes Horner and Adrian Newey!


March 25, 2013 11:26 AM
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re: "The atmosphere on the podium and at the ensuing press conference was understandably frosty, with Webber clearly feeling that he had been robbed of a rare race win. Vettel attempted to apologise..."

...to which webber promptly responded, go "F" yourself.

re: "Our position after that final pit-stop was all about managing the race until the end and conserving our tyres, getting the cars to the finish and achieving maximum points. Unfortunately, drivers' interests can sometimes come into conflict with the teams"

well then the question you outta be asking is how do we come to have a system that is fundamentally at odds...? isn't F1 a man-made construct...?

runnah - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 11:28 AM

I don't see where the discussion is on this. Vettel disobeyed a direct order from his employers. I don't care who you are that is wrong and he needs to pay the consequences .

jay - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 11:32 AM

Vettel proves that he is the true principal in Red Bull F1, while Horner is only his subordinate. So team order is rightly decided by Vettel and for Horner to obey. He is 3 times Formula1 champion and for that makes both Horner and
Adrian Newey famous.


March 25, 2013 11:39 AM

re: "I don't care who you are that is wrong and he needs to pay the consequences.

okay, but what consequences...? he's 3x worl' champeen. it's not like this is a matter for the stewards where they can impose sanctions. vettel knows he's in the cat bird seat. there's no penalty they (redbull) can give him that won't amount to a "self-inflicted wound" (in some shape or form) to the team as a whole. what are they gonna do... release him mid season...? not renew his contract at the end of the year...? yeah, good luck with that.

Mr Know it All - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 11:44 AM

Vettel is an employee and has to realise he does what he is told. End of. If he thinks he is so special go elsewhere, after all its Newey's car that has won the RB championships and there are other drivers that can win WDC in it.
Vettels PR disaster should not be allowed to reduce the gravitas of the situation and he deserves a collapse in the admiration from the general public who watched him act deceitfully, then lie whilst saying it was the truth, the apologise again for lying. Even his ally Marko must appreciate this blunder. If it was the other way round and it was Webber at fault I bet Marko would of gone nuts and tried to sack him.
Good for Christian Horner for showing guts and good governance by not supporting the RB dream boy...

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