Horner: Vettel ignored team orders

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Red bull racing boss Christian Horner says Sebastian Vettel deliberately ignored team orders to hold position after the final round of pit stops at the 2013 Malaysian grand prix.

Speaking to Autosport, Christian Horner said
“Do you honestly think that if we had told him ‘slow down and give the place back’, he would have given it back?

“There was no point. He had made it quite clear what his intention was by making the move. He knew what the communication was. He had had the communication. He chose to ignore it.

“He put his interest beyond what the team’s position was. He was focused on those seven points difference between second and first place – which was wrong. He has accepted it was wrong.”



4 Comments

  1. Dwayne
    Posted 25/03/2013 at 11:57 | Permalink

    Easy to admit he was wrong but it wont give the points back would it

  2. DANIEL
    Posted 25/03/2013 at 13:26 | Permalink

    THE RED BULL RACING BRAND IS A DISGRACE.

    VETTELS VALUES ARE A REFLECTION OF THE BRAND THEN ITS SHOWS THE TEAMS LEADERSHIP REALLY STANDS FOR.

    WEBBER SHOULD LEAVE AND JOIN A TEAM WHERE HE CAN AT LEAST SAY HE’S PROUD TO BE PART OF IT INSTEAD OF CONSTANTLY BEING SHAFTED.

    RED BULL RACING BRAND “WIN AT ALL COST EVEN IF IT MEANS SHAFTING YOUR TEAM, TEAM MATES AND YOUR SPORT”

  3. Alex Monaghan
    Posted 25/03/2013 at 23:13 | Permalink

    Great, but what is going to be one about it Christian?

  4. Pat Beeson
    Posted 26/03/2013 at 18:09 | Permalink

    Vettel reminds me of my six year old grandson who is childish enough to think that he can do exactly what he wants to do and just say he’s sorry afterwards and it will all be ok and he’ll have had his own way. I find it quite insulting to his team bosses that he feels confident that he will get away with this behaviour. The hard thing is that he is quite right – he has got away with it. Disgraceful.

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