F1 » Vettel says sorry to Red Bull staff

Sebastian Vettel gives a personal apology to Red Bull staff for his actions at Sepang

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Cam - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 5:53 PM

Seb sounded very used to calling the shots when he transmitted "Get Mark out of the way, he's too slow".

All for letting them race, though those who think that the ratio of give and take is 50:50 b/n these two are deluded.
Webber is a great driver, on his day untouchable, though overall Vettel is a class above.

I for one would like to see all teams held to "no team orders", though there is just too much at stake for the FIA and teams to implement such a rule.

The lying by Vettel after the race irks me, to think I was starting to like the guy...

Get rid of Helmet....Dietrich is involved enough to do his job for him. Horner and Newey are being micromanaged by a dinosaur with connections.

Now Mark has the backing of Dietrich... no more helping Vettel. Every man for himself.

Hope Seb blows a donk after pushing the gear against orders....

Robert Yeung - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 6:13 PM

I wonder whether Mark had ever apologized for ignoring team order after 2011 British f1, as well 2012 Brazil f1 races. If he did, how come it was not announced publicly. Now they have to humiliate Vettel and force him to admit he apologies publicly? Mark is a jealous slow footed coward, just look at his record! Vettel had beaten him even when he was driving for Toro Rosso in 2008 - Vettel 35 points verses Mark 21 points in a Red Bull!. It will serve Red Bull right when Vettel leaves - hope he exercises his opt out clause and leaves end of this year with 4 WC titles. As a result all the sponsors will leave and Red bull will go back to being a mid pack team.


March 28, 2013 6:14 PM

cam. didi has issued NO statement backing webber, and i would doubt that he ever would. webbers father said didi said that red bull supported webber( just as they supported vettel.) BIG difference

freejack. seeing that webber was able to "fight " seb at sepang, and then kept up with him, seems to indicate that they were both running the same map. now, if seb was using full mapping, and webber running lower engine settings, there would be no way that webber could have repassed, or even kept pace with vettel and, as i said on another thread, it has been announced that there was NO specific order to hold station, although it could have been implied through the engine map code. the only reference to the driver is the displaying of the engine code on the dash panel. vettel apologised, webber never did at silverstone, or at other races where he declined to accept team orders. and to then publicly criticise the team/driver........well, how many times has he done this in the past

Chris - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 6:45 PM

Richard, There was a specific order for them to hold station, Helmut Marko told Seb to hold his position because they were unsure of the tyre wear.
As for Webber not saying sorry, he may not have said sorry at Silverstone 2011 but he did in 2010 after the whole front wing saga. Horner did say at the time they had a talk and he apologised for it.
There has been one thing though that Webber has not done that Vettel has, lie about it stating he had no idea about the order to hold position.

MICK - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 6:50 PM

Imagine spending all that enterace fee monies,only to watch your hero back off to let his team mate through !!!...Now you can see why i dont go to live formula 1 racing.......Might as well spend the money on something worthwhile.....at least id get something for it !!!!!!!.......shame on you,formula 1.

KC - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 6:54 PM

Hear what everyone is saying but when Mark made his move in 2011 they were not giving out team orders officially therefore he could not have been asked to hold back. This time they are allowed and Seb simply ignored them. 3 times world champion he may be but unless he is a team player he better hope that he doesn't fall out with the team principle - thats not CH as he clearly has no respect for him.

Guido - Unregistered

March 28, 2013 7:02 PM

With all due respect, he should,nt have apologised He's faster by far, why should he be ordered to stay behind a much slower car.? The name of the game is racing and Seb proved himself in three consecutive seasons. period.

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