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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Steve - Unregistered

March 26, 2013 5:13 PM

Footage of the Malaysian Grand Prix allegedly shows Sebastian Vettel operating his car in the manner of someone trying to win.

The resulting controversy has left everyone not obsessed by Formula One deeply confused.

A Red Bull team spokesman said: “We take allegations of racing extremely seriously.

“Drivers must remember that this is not a sport but a deeply weird and monotonous pre-programmed entertainment experience that is completely incomprehensible to sane people.

“Kind of like Wacky Races but with odder drivers, more ridiculous-looking cars and lots of girls who look like hookers.”

F1 devotee Julian Cook said: “You could clearly see Vettel trying to accelerate past another car in order to make his car go over the finish line first.

“According to the twisted logic of the bizarre quasi-sport that I love for no apparent reason, this is quite unacceptable.

“If it's proven that Vettel was trying to win, Bernie Ecclestone should have him thrown into a pit of scorpions.


uinthemirror - Unregistered

March 26, 2013 5:54 PM

"If you believe Ross Brawn's post race spin, you are naive. It was not ONCE mentioned to Nico that he was low on fuel. If he was, they would have told him to switch to fuel saving mode (Like they told Lewis) NOT TO BACK OFF!"

Nick are you in any way suggesting that we are party to all team transmissions? Me thinks THAT is naive

rudesound - Unregistered

March 26, 2013 6:22 PM

Ecclestone needs to stay out of this. NOT HIS BUSINESS! If there are to be no team orders, then make it part of the rules! Black mark on F1 for sure........!

And Vettel, arrogant, childish move to say the least! I for one would love to see him suspended by the team for this blatant disregard! Take the place from a team mate who was only following orders, under the impression that that was what would follow! Kudos to Rosberg for his part and Hamilton for admitting that he did not feel good about his podium postion!

Mark _

March 26, 2013 8:12 PM

In regards to the argument that people are betting on the races one would have to be a fool to bet on F1 without taking into consideration the possibility of team orders coming into play.

While I do not like teams neutralizing the racing it is a bit different than forcing a driver to swap positions with a teammate. When you have teammates with a history of incidents and without trust or respect for each other it is only natural to try and keep them from going wheel to wheel.

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