F1 » Vettel was wrong, say F1 fans

Fans unimpressed by Sebastian Vettel's actions in the 2013 F1 Malaysia Grand Prix, with the vast majority voting he was wrong to disobey team orders and 'steal' the victory from his Red Bull team-mate, Mark Webber.

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Nelson - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 8:30 AM

Not a comment but questions,
Will F1 still be interesting to watch when drivers are restricted from passing team-mates?
Can team orders have any negative impact on those who place bets on the driver positions?

davemelb - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 8:37 AM

When Vettel wins the Championship at the end of the season by 3 points, he's going to flick the middle finger at all these fans and say "I don't give a flip what you think"


April 02, 2013 9:04 AM

john. you speak a lot of truth. these people who "vote" against seb are jealous for several reasons. first of all, he has accomplished a fantastic amount at a very young age, and secondly, he has achieved so much more than their hero (lulu) who they proclaimed was to be the messiah of f1.


April 02, 2013 9:33 AM
Last Edited 1126 days ago

I hate team orders, i always did no matter who maght dbe involved.
They , for me always went againt the principle of any competitive sport,

EDIT by CRASH.NET! Poster attack removed.

jim crint - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 9:54 AM

There's just so much baloney talked about this whole thing.

It's got nothing to do with hating Vettel, or the fact that he's German, or being another driver's 'fanboy', or that Seb was faster on the day (he was not!), but everything to do with how Red Bull operate as a team. Everyone involved at Red Bull has come out and said what Vettel did was wrong, including Vettel, who even went to factory last week to apologize!! I don't agree with polls (or team orders come to that) but the people who voted here are not 'hypocrites' at all. They are dead right!

Tealeaf - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 11:14 AM

Yeah the poll was designed to make Vettel look bad again but the thing is its all opinions of Hamilton and english speaking fanatics much like the Moto GP poll is full of Rossi lovers who actually voted that Rossi will win in Qatar, deluded or just passionate? I think the former.


April 02, 2013 11:29 AM

I think I am going to be very rich at the end of this season.
All that has to happen is for Red Bull to keep putting Vettel first and I am quids in. I have humongous odds that Vettel will beat Webber 19 - 0 this year and with the Red Bull (equal status) team orders I am on a sure fire winner! Go Helmut go!

F1 Rules! - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 11:34 AM


Can't some people see the difference? No one hates him. People hate a driver's arrogance to ignore team orders because it creates disharmony WITHIN the team! Can't you see the difference? The team is still gunning for the Constructors World Championship and they need Mark Webber's side of the garage to go all guns blazing, not just Vettel's side! I would imagine that is what Adrian Newey wants - when you see him holding his head on the pit wall when the drivers are racing each other hard! It's all well and good for us to want that as fans, but we're not in HIS shoes! F1 is more than just sport now, and it's not his fault!

ET - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 11:53 AM

I have had another thought on this, when did RB tell MW to turn his engine down? because he had a fair lead before the pit stops in front of SB, they came out more or less equal, if the instruction to save the engine came before the stops maybe RB were trying to swap positions, and matbe SV was aware of ths and expected to be infront when he left the pits.
As they were so close in the 1st corner maybe SV thought there was no clear leader and the team wanted him to be infront, so it was ok for him to race to overtake MW, it was the plan...........and thats why he decided to do what he did?


April 02, 2013 2:32 PM
Last Edited 1126 days ago

The usual suspects are out perverting the facts as always. When the team tells you to turn down your engine and not to race, it is not racing to pass the driver who has abided that order. Seb acknowlegdes it. Even Helmut Head said it was right that Seb apologise.

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