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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Loopy Loo - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 4:10 PM

All the people who hate seb have been waiting for this day for a long time the day he slips up and dose something wrong and now going at it all guns blazing. Well at lest they cant say he cant overtake anymore. Haha. Thank webber

tod - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 4:37 PM

If I disobeyed an order given me by my employer i would be sacked! Shouldnt the same apply to any employee??
No I am not a Hamilton Fanboy just someone who loves F1 & wants fairness in my sport please??

John - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 4:48 PM

"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?"


Except that a couple of years ago we had exactly the same situation, with the same team and the same two drivers - except that back then it was Webber who ignored team orders.

And back then 77.5% of the people on this site supported Webber for his "arrogance" and for creating "disharmony within the team".

What part of this are you failing to understand?

John - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 4:51 PM

"If I disobeyed an order given me by my employer i would be sacked! Shouldnt the same apply to any employee?"

So you think that 80% of F1 drivers - very much including Mark Webber - should be sacked?

It's a mystery to me who people calling themselves "F1 fans" can sit here and pretend there was something unique about what Vettel did in Sepang. At every GP of the season multiple drivers ignore team orders.

John - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 4:55 PM

"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."


Mark Webber never "turned his engine down". Enough with the lies already. Webber did his fastest lap of the entire race AFTER he allegedly "turned his engine down".

The "Multi21" message was code for hold your positions" - it DID NOT tell the drivers to "turn their engines down".

Abba - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 4:58 PM

The drivers are employees, and must obey their employers. I doubt anyone will disagree with this. If they disagree with orders, its not for them to just make their own decisions.
In this case,Vettels victory is no better than Ben Johnsons world record 100 metre win, doping gave unfair advantage.
Its a pity the points still count. If it happened last year, few would recognise his world title.
Shame on him. Adrian Newey is Red Bull, not Vettel

John - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 5:04 PM

"The drivers are employees, and must obey their employers. I doubt anyone will disagree with this. "



EVERYONE here disagrees with this - except in the current situation.

I repeat - this site did a poll after Silverstone 2011 similar to the one it just did after Sepang. And you are flat out wrong - back then 77.5% of people here thought that it was WRONG of Red Bull to order Webber not to pass, and that it was RIGHT for Webber to ignore those orders. So no, people here DO NOT think that drivers must obey their employers.

Try dealing with reality for a change.

kiwibob - Unregistered

April 03, 2013 2:24 AM

John and if they had both been taken out or worse injured for no extra points for team then thats stupid and in 2011 webber was in the wrong and the team gave him heaps for it .This was just a greedy move against team orders .
And richard good move trying to get hamilton involved in this like you always do lmao

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