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 1:05 PM

If I was Webber I would take Vettel out at the first opportunity in the next race. That will make Newey and Vettel think twice next time. A lot of commentors have said that you have to be tough and not give an inch, well don't give one. Lets see if Vettel can then suck it up and be a man.

John Doe - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 2:30 PM

Christian Horner must take equal responsibility for this matter. As Team Principal he did not assert his authority. He is not fit to retain his position and needs to look at how the job should be done by following Ross Brawn's decisive example. RB left Rosberg in no doubt as to what was required. Horner yet again is guilty of abdicating his responsibilty. Vettel is not a great driver and shows the same arrogance and "win at all costs" as Schummacher did throughout his entire F1 career. Right now Vettel might be championship leader but I suspect he will remain the lonliest man in the pit lane for the rest of the season.

James Warren

March 25, 2013 2:38 PM

At the end of the day, although you have to feel for Webber as he was odds on the the race win, Vettel showed that he was hungry for the win and did what any racer would want to do and that is to WIN!

Team orders and manipulating results just to preserve tires/cars/points etc i believe has no place in competative sport. It must be down to the skill and experience of the driver to montior the condition of the car and make decisions on whether to attack or hold position...thats what makes an intelligent driver and thats what makes a race winner.

F1 is an exibition now and is getting to the stage where races are won and lost not by the drivers and the cars but by the businessmen behind the desks.

You may as well watch WWF!

Greg - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 3:00 PM

Webber had him beat, it was obvious, he came from 5th to lead, seb went from 1st to following.

The team had decided how they would play.

Webber played by the rules, and you can see his point, he would not risk both cars by trying to take back the lead after discarding the lower power settings etc because if he did, and it ended up in grief for both, Webber would probably be in a very poor position, whereas seb could survive this due to some favorable backing....so...

Seb shows his is a real "Ass", Mark shows he is a team player and is the underdog, no doubt he has helped contribute to Sebs wins many times by FOLLOWING team orders.

You cant have these two just doing as they please if your part of a team, I personally hate team orders, but it's the reality & I would do the same if I owned the cars and was thinking about the team winning.

So, Seb, you look like a young arrogant ******* now, whilst it could be seen before, at one point in time this will be your un doing, I hope Mark p

whitew - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 3:41 PM

So that was Webbers one good result of the season...........

Vettel will be up there at the end................ Much ado about nothing, which about sums up Webber.

FreeJack - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 5:15 PM

Horner is so soft. Vettel did this intentionally...this nonsense about not knowing what he was being told is exactly that - nonsense. He knew EXACTLY what he was doing.

Grow a pair, Christian. If Webber had done this, you'd better believe Horner wouldn't be soft-pedaling his answers nearly this much...and people would be calling for Webber's seat. It's B.S.


March 25, 2013 5:55 PM

@ whitew,
Vettel's a cheater and if he wins it won't change that. Of course if winning is all and it doesn't matter how you do it well more's the shame. From now on he will be like Schumacher, a tainted winner but never a champion.

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