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Christian Horner: Mark knows there was no conspiracy within the team

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KimiFan - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 1:36 PM

Richard,

Thanks. I read it in so many comments you'd think that was what happened. Like he only caught up because Webber turned doen his engine...multi 21.

I'm no Vettel fan but that was fun for me to watch despite all this drama bout team orders and poor old Webber..etc.

Fernandabulous

March 29, 2013 2:11 PM

“Multi 12 means car one ahead of car two. It's not complicated. It's not that difficult to translate but both our drivers in the last three races have failed to understand both of those messages.” “I think we're going to give up on that code,” he added. “We need to probably try something else.”. . .
From CH interview with Sky Sports F1 Show, Sky Sports appear to have left out this part on their website. F1 Fanatic have it on their site.

richard

March 29, 2013 2:49 PM

fernandabulous. interesting. i had not heard that, but it does not gel with what has been quoted elsewhere.

however, interesting if he said NEITHER driver understood it, and in the last three races. so this certainly lessens any blame on vettel, does it not, as it shows that webber , in two races at least, has not acknowledged it ? and why was it not used earlier in the race when vettel was asked, in plain english, not to pass webber? something aint quite right. maybe horner does not want to reveal what the codes are really for?

RW - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 3:15 PM

Looking at info I can find here:
www.f1fanatic.co.uk 2013/03/24/2013-malaysian-grand-prix-lap-charts/
When Seb pitted for the last time he suddenly gained 15 seconds on Mark on his out lap. Do you believe Mark was suddenly 15 seconds slower per lap? Add to this a surprise factor and cooler tires and you have an answer. If Mark would not slow down and continue Seb could possibly never catch up.

Giveway - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 3:26 PM

Richard, you said this:

"agreed. he is contracted, so a refusal to race would be breach of contract, and he would lose a lot.

i just hope that he will not rely on team orders to give him a win."

To which I reply with, Mark Webber was the faster better redbull based on race pace, he was easily in control of the race until Vettel disobeyed, believe me with Marks car not turned down, Vettel would have been in no position to fight for the win anyway. If the team said to me, multi21 and i was 2, i would rely on the honesty from 1 to follow team orders,. Simple as that.

F1 Rules! - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 4:26 PM

In the final analysis, there may well be a simple explanation to why Seb told the press that he did not understand the call at the time.

Mark clearly understood it, otherwise he would not have referred to it in the de-briefing room, before the podium appearance! Seb stared at him blankly when he said it, but it is not Mark's fault if Seb had forgotten the meaning. Also, it was Rocky's job to remind him if he had forgotten.

To me, Horner seemed a little disingeneous in his explanations after the race, placing the blame on BOTH drivers. He clearly doesn't like blaming Seb, but facts are facts.

If this multi21 explanation is true, I certainly prefer this simple, logical explanation which makes more sense than all the "Seb-defence theories" being bandied about by Seb supporters on this forum, especially richard.

But hey, roll on the next race!

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