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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April 10, 2013 9:34 PM

sunny. as you know, the problem really started when the team did not take action about all the disrespect that webber had shown, by mouthing off, disobeying orders, blocking vettel etc etc etc. (you yourself were very critical of webber.)
had they shown some resolve then, their driers would probably be more obedient.

John - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 9:51 PM

"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."

That's a comical degree of ignorance about F1 right there. In Abu Dhabi last year RB had to order Webber into the pits because - while he was perfectly happy to let every OTHER driver past him - Webber was not letting his teammate past.

In other words, what you are citing as an instance of Webber "helping" Vettel is actually the exact opposite.

F1 Rules! - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 9:53 PM

@richard, did Webber pit or not when he was told to do so in Abu Dhabi? Did he play the team game or carry on racing?

That's the problem with your selective line of reasoning. You praise Vettel for being a "racer" and disobeying team orders, yet you criticise Webber for doing the same. You can't have it both ways, sorry.

I criticise ANY driver that disobeys team orders and refuses to play the team game! At least now everybody knows where they stand, it's game on! Let's see who has more to lose or less to lose in the final analysis.

John - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 9:54 PM

@"The problem with this is that the team expects orders to be heeded."

If the team expects that then the team are really pretty stupid. Webber has never heeded orders in the past.

John - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 9:57 PM

@"did Webber pit or not when he was told to do so in Abu Dhabi? Did he play the team game or carry on racing?"

Pitting was not carrying out team orders. Carrying out team orders would have been allowing his - faster - teammate past. He was pitted BECAUSE he was not obeying team orders.

For somebody calling himself 'F1 rules" you don't seem to know much about F1.

John - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 10:08 PM

@"You've been mouthing off on this forum for the past few weeks and speaking to others in a very condescending tone because they disagree with you"

No, I have been pointing out to people who do know know what they are talking about that they do not know what they are talking about.

RB pitting Webber in Abu Dhabi last year is NOT an example of Mark Webber assisting his teammate, it's an example of the exact opposite.

F1 Rules! - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 10:15 PM

@john, you are a lost cause. You can keep ranting and raving and I have decided NOT to take the bait.

I'll say it one more time: ANY driver that refuses to play the team game when he is asked to do so by the team is wrong. Be that Webber, Vettel, Alonso, Massa, Kimi, Romain, Lewis, Rosberg, etc. Be that Abu Dhabi, Malaysia, Silverstone, Turkey, wherever!

Can you read? Do you understand?

Turbo Tom - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 10:15 PM

so finally no team orders if you believe what redbull are saying

now i hope they race till there are fumes left in the tank, tyres worn to the carcass and breaks glowing like the sun

this is webbers last chance to become a world champion if he doesn't do whatever it takes to win this year he will always be remembered as the driver who had the team and car to win 3 plus championships but he never could

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