F1 » Webber admits tyres may have caused pace confusion

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Webber is being extremely diplomatic. People who say he isn't a team player are full of it...he could easily be blowing up in the press and fuming about the internal politics on his team...but he isn't. He has taken this as another opportunity to criticize the tires. Rosberg and Hamilton had the exact same issue (they just handled it better), Hamilton was maintaining a pace that would preserve his tires and fuel...Rosberg really wanted to overtake (as a racer would) but he was told to hold station, as Hamilton's pace was not because he was slow...but because he'd been told to do so. He COULD have gone faster, but he wasn't. That's exactly the position Webber was in...he was told to turn down the engine and get to the finish line to preserve their finish, he did so. Vettel did not and he ignored the radio communications not to fight for the lead. Anyone who thinks Vettel didn't know what he was doing has blinders on to the world. EVERY race, he's told not to go flat out to try and get

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