F1 » Vettel: I don’t apologise for winning

Sebastian Vettel says he is sorry for putting himself above his team at Sepang - but isn't sorry for winning the Malaysian Grand Prix

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rob01 - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 8:37 PM

Richard...Didi just now clued into the fact that the team has used team orders for last 5 years. not one person on this team knows or cares what the other is doing or saying.

Mark _

April 10, 2013 8:51 PM

@uinthemirror - actually the expression is "revenge" not "karma". Perhaps if you had been keeping score on who has been disobeying team orders you might have come to the conclusion that revenge was served on Webber for his vast history of ignoring said orders.

wings - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 9:16 PM

The problem with this is that the team expects orders to be heeded. If Weber knew Vettel wasn't going to heed the order he could have been more defensive or aggressive. It's just bad pool to take advantage when you are under orders not to overtake.

I don't like team orders, but when teammates race each other hard they run a increased risk of taking each other out of the race (not good for the team).

It's going to interesting to see how this unfolds. I don't expect Weber or Vettel to follow orders now.


April 10, 2013 9:23 PM

So Didi (the owner) and Marko (the advisor) were extremely upset about the team issuing an order while managing the race, that's fine and a right of theirs and so they should have settled that internally with their team management/strategists but if they had an iota of seriousness and respect for the name of their team and for themselves they should have rectified any disrespect shown to their own team by a member of that team not obeying team instructions/order by the people entrusted by themselves to run the team, but then this is not the first such behaviour at RBR by one of their drivers but its only now that they are feeling extremely upset, go believe them at your own risk.
I will say it again, the principle of what is wrong and right is regardless of like/agree or don't like/disagree with team orders.

F1 Rules! - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 9:27 PM

Well then, bring it on!!!

Vettel is showing his hand and Webber and his engineers have nothing to lose now. It will be all-out war! They already know that the team do not expect him to be fighting for the championship, so let the chips fall where they may. Let's hope Vettel doesn't need his cooperation with 1 or 2 races to go - like back in Abu Dhabi last year when Mark was ordered to BOX! BOX! BOX! so as to cover Alonso.

The only people who will benefit from this Red Bull in-fighting are Alonso and Kimi - and Ferrari will now place their full might behind Alonso for the WDC.

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