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People REALLY need to stop comparing this team order defiance to Silverstone. At Silverstone, BOTH drivers had turned down their engines (by Horner's own admission) and yet they were still competitive...the tearm just didn't want the two of them racing, because the previous year's crash was still fresh on Horner's mind and he wanted the constructor's points. At Sepang, there could be no competition, because Webber had crippled himself by turning down his engines (as agreed upon before the race) and Vettel stayed at full steam. The reason for telling them to hold their positions after the final pit stop was because they didn't know how badly the tires would fall off over 15 laps or so. It wasn't just down to, "We want the points, so maintain the gap." It was, "We don't even know if these tires are going to last through the end of the race, so take it easy on them." There's a difference.



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