F1 » Horner: Vettel, Webber know 'real opponents' outside of team

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has said he is not worried about any infighting at the Chinese Grand Prix next weekend, despite what happened in Malaysia

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Ben - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 6:08 PM

"It would be a good ideas to stop team orders as it is becoming a waste of time to watch when you know witch drive will be in front of each team"

Actually, "Team order" was banned until 3 years ago at the 2010 Hockenheim Grand Prix when Ferrari used it to favour Alonso against Massa. Massa was leading Alonso to the finish lane for a 1-2 Ferrari win when he was ordered to pull over. Remember the most commented "Massa, Alonso is faster than you", "good lad" etc...? The sad part of this was the fact that Massa was on his way to winning the race, exactly at the first anniversary of his life-threatening injury.

After that incident in which Ferrari was found guilty of bringing the sport into disrepute after investigations and fined $100,000 by the stewards on the spot, FIA decided to reinstate team orders instead of punishing Ferrari any further. But it must be said that this was done with the approval of all the Team principals at the time. They all agreed that Ferrari should suffe

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