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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Ptolemy - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 12:15 AM

Vettel wins the 2nd race of the season in a commanding 1-2 finish, putting Red Bull way at the top of the constructors and driver's championship. Then HIS OWN TEAM brow beats the THREE TIME WORLD CHAMPION for his successes to the point that he feels compelled to immediately fly 1/2 way around the world to apologise to every member of the company IN PERSON...
I'm not a genious, but I know this is really F'd up.
I would be happy for Sebastian and Adian to go to Williams in 2014 where they would put Frank's team back at the TOP of the charts.
F this Chrisian Horner for making this out to be something HORRIBLE.


March 29, 2013 12:46 AM

Team orders should be banned and cars provided with tyres that allow them to race on the limit. This farce of tyre preservation dressed up as racing is ridiculous. If Bernie wants a show or a spectacle they need to re-evaluate the whole program including technical limitations, tyres, team orders, etc.

Kakao - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 4:03 AM


Exposed? Why? He'd work hard like LH is doing, that's all.

Btw, sit out next race?
I guess he didn't infringe any rule. If there's anyone to be punished, it's the team, not a driver.

You Vettel haters are losing your minds.

Chris - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 7:50 AM

Richard, you're right there is a difference between being TOLD to lie as Lewis did. Seb did it on his own accord.
You want FACTS so
FACT 1: Vettel says he was not aware of the team order to hold position when interviewed on tv.
FACT 2: He backtracks later and says he was aware of the order not to pass.
If you are going to slate one driver for lying then at least have a balanced point of view and slate Vettel for doing the same or similar.
As a racer Vettel is great really he is but as a person that day, he sucks but as you know F1 isn't a personality contest.

kiwibob - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 8:57 AM

righard at least seb has given them a 14 point advantage in the wdc race. How many points would red bull be ahead if vettle had just obeyed team orders and looked after car like webber was doing..

jim crint - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 9:25 AM

Can't believe how many people disagreed with freejack's comment, which was spot on! Just goes to show as many people misunderstand this whole situation as understand it. Red Bull had serious tyre concerns, after the winter testing and the drop off in performance in Australia. They are on the cusp of all-time greatness in possibly winning four WDCs, constructors and drivers, in a row. They knew Mark could maintain the gap. When Seb first complained about Mark being 'too slow, get him out of the way!!', Mark immediately pulled away. It was Marks race, the Red Bulls were not going to be caught, hold station and conserve the tires and the engines, bring it home boys. Alonso is out, Kimi is nowhere, it's a long season, it was a good call by the team. Then Vettel loses the plot! Even more so after the race when he lied about it!

So he's apologised, that's good, now move on. But this IS a team sport, the drivers are paid employees of the team, sometimes the people on the pit-wall have a bet

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