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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Kevin - Unregistered

March 30, 2013 7:05 PM

Thanks to everyone for their commentary here. It has convinced me that F1 is indeed dead - brought to its knees by its own fan base. What Vettel did was an internal team issue. The reaction and blathering here is nothing short of over-the-top hysterics. This does make the bore of fake sloppy tires and fake passing aides pale in comparison though, to look on the bright side. Time for me to find better wastes of time than F1 has become - see ya!

Leighsydneychina - Unregistered

April 03, 2013 2:53 AM

That would be true... racing each other. But, the TEAM is in control of the drivers equipment.. and the need to protect engines for the long term..... It is ok for drivers to race.. but if you run a team then you expect drivers to look after engines et al. Vettel (I guarantee) did NOT receive orders to stay behind.


April 03, 2013 12:30 PM

If we are to watch races, the results of which are to be decided from behind the pit wall, what is the point of racing. The driver should be in control of all aspects, the car, the engine management, fuel management etc. It is now becoming a farce and if these controlling situations are allowed to continue the whole F1 racing event will become a joke.
The end of that race was the only bit that was entertaining. I shall now be wondering how many more race result are to be decided before the race even starts.
Take the first steps by banning the "ship to shore" radio, its not allowed in Moto GP and they seam to manage alright!

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