F1 » Brundle: Red Bull has a huge problem

Former drivers weigh on the debate over team orders at Red Bull Racing following the controversial Malaysian Grand Prix.

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Nick - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 6:16 PM

@alex, did you watch the race? When Vettel said Webber was holding him up, webber started to pull away and as you have said, had a 4s gap.

Everybody, even his team said he disobeyed orders but you seem to think something else happened

gazzah - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 6:44 PM

As RedBull is Sebs employer, and Seb is the employee, the employee would normally have to listen to their boss.
I am just not sure who is the boss in this case? Is anyone?
Frankly, any half decent driver will do well in this car, so maybe Vettel should bear this in mind??

Rob#46 - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 6:58 PM

I'm in the minority here. I agree with the 'smattering' of posters here lately, that is F1 is confused and doesn't know what it wants to be.

The most successful racing person, the regular winning type, is both skilled and unsentimental in their execution. This is true in any non-relay, single competitor sport.
F1 should consider the following to clear up ambiguity.
1. Either adopt relay mode for two driver/car teams and remove driver championship ratings.
2. ditch the second driver and increase the number of teams participating.
3. Force disclosure to audiences worldwide on who is the deferring driver for each team as part of the rule and strategy base.

Personally I'm gald Seb took it to Mark, the both fought well. Maybe I've been spoiled with two rider team motorcycle racing.

GreenEnvy 22

March 25, 2013 7:31 PM

sauber fan,
I disagree. Seb only caught and passed Webber because Webber followed instructions to turn down his engine settings to save the tires.
He was having no problems staying on front of Vettel when at full power.


March 25, 2013 8:24 PM
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freejack. how on earth did webber "earn" the win?

slower in quali, slower in two sections of the race. the only way he was going to "earn" the win, was for seb to be told not to pass him, something that in fact did not happen

gazzah. i dont think that vettel, or webber are EMPLOYEES of red bull. they are contracted drivers, with their own managers.

Gaz1973 - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 8:26 PM

Vettel seemed shocked at the reaction to his passing of Webber, he's grown up watching Schumi so I don't know why we are surprised at his actions. Post race he looked like a puppy that had been caught peeing on the carpet!
He can't be allowed to be seen to get away with disobeying Horner though, that undermines the whole team, final thought, what a contrast to Nico though, big team brownie points for him in the bank..

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