F1 » Ecclestone slams Red Bull for driver feud

Bernie Ecclestone hits out at Red Bull for causing the issues that have developed between Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel following the Malaysian Grand Prix

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Mr Know it All - Unregistered

March 26, 2013 11:58 AM

Bang on the nail Bernie, but you also should of mentioned that given that Red Bull were so indignant towards the worldwide spectators as were Merc as you correctly pointed out, then its up to Vettel to obey as an employee. simple as that.....

ninjanige - Unregistered

March 26, 2013 12:16 PM

It seems to me that with the current tyres and rules, we are watching a sprint race to work out their positions and then follow the leader until the end. Can't wait for the bike season to start, at least we will get to see some proper racing!


March 26, 2013 12:21 PM

I think the majority of fans me included, don't want to see team orders in F1. However, Bernie and all those who think Bernie is right are ignoring the fact that F1 operates in a cost-cutting environment, where severe penalties are handed out.
Rule 28.4 a) Each driver may use no more than eight engines during a Championship season. Should a driver use more than eight engines he will drop ten places on the starting grid at the first Event during which each additional engine is used. .......
28.6 a) Each driver may use no more than one gearbox for five consecutive Events in which his team competes. Should a driver use a replacement gearbox he will drop five places on the starting grid at that Event and an additional five places each time a further gearbox is used.

With rules like these,teams cannot help but use orders to bring home the cars with a minimum of wear and tear on them.
Vettel is an employee of Red Bull, he is not Red Bull.

Dill Doe - Unregistered

March 26, 2013 12:30 PM

Mark will have his chance to screw things up for RB this year, especially if they don't renew his Contract.. we havent heard the last of this and thats why Helmet Marko looked so nervous.

ET - Unregistered

March 26, 2013 12:32 PM

Bernies going senile, when he as a team owner I'm sure the team was priority over the performing Monkeys, why does everyone hold these people (drivers) in such high esteem?, its the designers, engineers, mechanics, etc should be admired before the Monkey, workforce of a front running F1 team? 450 people, all rely on te team sucess to pay morgages etc, wonder boy Vettel could leave at the end of the season, who shold take priority then?

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