F1 » Whitmarsh: Drivers should be free to race


McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh says drivers should be free to race in F1 and not forced to follow team orders

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Drugde - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 12:44 PM

So says the guy who tried to pull the same stunt on Hamilton back in 2010 but different from Webber Hamilton was the more talented driver in the dogfight and prevailed. Not everyone has a Parkinson memory Mr. Whitewash!

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Razak - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 2:07 PM

Yes I agree in principle but saying that if McLaren did use some sort of team orders they would have won at least one more constructors Champion (2007)

I think McLaren, specifically Twitmarsh needs to concentrate on his own team and worry not about others.

HiFi.GP - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 2:14 PM

What is all this fuss about??? If Webber wanted to win, he should have gone quicker than Vettel. Full stop!
Solution to this stupid problem: 1 driver teams. Then we would get REAL racing.

Amigo - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 3:16 PM

Vettel is another typical German. He exactly knowing Mark Webber car was in fuel saving reserve mode after team order. So he took advantage on that.
I hope next time Webber will put enough fuel for safety car period and didn't follow the order from team.
Vettel has been broken the team order in many occasion.
Also he has less of respect for his team.
Red Bull should let them race freely as they wish.
Horner needs to talk to team owner about his authority over team and to put exile to Helmut Marko from Red Bull Team.
Helmut Marko is main problem in Red Bull management.

GT-T - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 3:29 PM

HiFi.GT, the problem is team ordered both driver to maintain their position and save fuel.
So Mark Webber was on fuel saving mode and his car speed was reduced.
On the other hand, Vettel didn't listen to Team order and take advantage on Mark Webber car which was fuel saving mode.
If both cars were same and then Vettel can not be over taken Mark Webber car.
Vettel though it will be okay if he apologize after race.
However, Mark doesn't impress about Vettel behavior at all.
The team doesn't want both cars crash out and they have mutual agreement on which driver should be finished in his position after last pit-stop.
Vettel though he was in pole position and he will be at front after last Pit Stop.
However, Vettel has broken pre-race agreement and team order together.
Moral, ethical and integrity of Vettel is questionable.
He win the race but he was coward.

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