F1 » Ecclestone: Vettel correct to ignore team orders

Bernie Ecclestone: I always say, show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser. Sebastian is not a loser. Sebastian is a winner

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KennyJ - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 3:37 PM

"May the best man win" and he did. If they don't race to win what is the point!? Maybe they need to allow the pits to control the cars speed and power, heck just put 'em on a slotcar track and take the driver out!
Jeez folks it's called racing for a reason!

rob01 - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 4:54 PM

i have no problem with vettel passing mark. mark has never done anything for seb. my problem is with drivers ignoring the team. its not the first time for mark or seb.

funny stuff! - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 5:02 PM

How many millions of £'s and $'s are put into this "sport"? Obviously less than it generates otherwise we wouldn't be here discussing it.

This isn't "sport". This is business. My local Crown Green Bowling league sees more "sport" than is involved here.

I think it's hilarious! Best drivers in the world. Best technicians in the world.

Doesn't matter. How much PR has this latest incident earned?


You want "sport"? It ain't here. It's a Media Event.

Dee - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 5:23 PM

All this talk of ignoring/banning team orders is fine. I only wish that Webber had been given the opportunity to also ignore the order to turn his engine down to preserve it. He was reassured multiple times that he should do this and all was fine, and the result was that he was royally shafted. The implication in a lot of this story is that Vettel was faster and had the right to overtake. Webber went from P5 on the grid to P1, and Vettel only took P1 back after Webber turned his engine down (multi-21, Seb). Webber is well within his rights to be annoyed.


March 29, 2013 5:49 PM

team orders have been in the sport from day one,
fangio won one of his world championships because of it when he broke down in the last race and his team mate pulled up and gave him his car, so it always will be in the sport whether we like it or not

Nanbawan - Unregistered

March 29, 2013 5:50 PM

The hold station team order is not very different from having a football team parking the bus when the result suits them at the end of the match.

Does he expect a team to send all out attacks at the end of a tight game and lose everything ? It's part of sport.

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