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Crash.net poll: Sebastian Vettel - right or wrong?

The outcome of the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix looks set to divide opinion on Sebastian Vettel, but which side of the fence are you on?
The 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix will be remembered, just like Turkey 2010, for the fall-out between Red Bull team-mates Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel after the German appeared to ignore team orders in pursuit of victory.

While Vettel duly claimed win number 27, tying him with F1 legend Jackie Stewart on the all-time list, it wasn't well received by the Red Bull hierarchy, and Webber left no-one in any doubt as to where he stood on the matter.

But was Vettel simply acting the same way as any 'champion', displaying a ruthless streak and suffering the 'consequences' later, knowing that, at the end of the season, the extra points could be the difference between ultimate sucess and failure? After all, being unpopular in certain circles never harmed Michael Schumacher that much, did it?

So, was Vettel right or wrong to ignore the 'Multi21' instruction?

To have your say, simply vote here - and express your opinion in the comments section below....

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24.03.2013- Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB9
24.03.2013- Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB9
24.03.2013- Race, the podium; winner Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB9

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mikeas7@msn.com - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 9:12 AM

I don't like team orders ... makes a farce of racing (but then so does Pirelli!) I also hold no candle for either driver. The issue here is about a fair fight. Mark turned his engine down and allowed Seb to catch up to the back of him, knowing he was no threat to his position. If he knew he had to defend his position, he would have done his best to keep Seb 4 secs or so back. Instead Seb sneaked up behind him and then mugged him! Simply put - this is dirty, low down and very non-sporting. I now see Seb in a very different light - to me he is now a bit of a Lance Armstong character.


March 25, 2013 9:04 AM

I have always been against team orders as I believe that racing should be exactly that. To call team orders with 10 laps to go seemed very premature. If Vettel had followed team orders everyone would be saying that F1 is a farce and what a boring race it was with two teams in the lead playing follow the leader. I want to see racing not a procession. However, as there was an agreement by both drivers prior to the race it was wrong to break that agreement. Such agreements are bad for the sport and should be banned.

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