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


Last Comment

Ben - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 6:08 PM

@Brian
"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

Add Comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.