So says he. While speaking with reporters, Sebastian Vettel said he would probably disobey team orders again if those orders included instructions not to challenge his teammate Mark Webber. As you may recollect, Vettel found himself in hot water after he passed Webber at the Malaysian Grand Prix to take the win. Vettel later apologized for his actions, saying, "I messed up." Apparently being sorry only goes so far. When asked if he would do the same again, Vettel said that he probably would and that his actions at the Malaysian GP were a form of indirect payback for a lack of support at past races.

Webber caught flack last season after appearing to obstruct Vettel twice at the Brazilian GP as the German driver fought for a team win against Fernando Alonso.

Moving forward, Red Bull has said it will not implement team orders at the end of a race, and Vettel has not been punished by the team for taking the win. The driver said that he failed to understand the order given during the race over the radio and that he immediately apologized to everyone involved. He also said he would have yielded the position if he had been ordered to do so.


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      Allaround
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish I could tell my boss to suck it and still make millions of dollars.
      SAM
      • 1 Year Ago
      Here's the deal, the teams are vying for the Constructor's Championship. The difference between 1st and 2nd in the standings? It's about $10 million. What if the two Red Bull cars had knocked each other out like they have before? That could be a $10 million mistake. THAT is why Vettel should have stayed behind as ordered.
      Narom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Still no post about the actual race. Do we have to wait days again?
      Ron
      • 1 Year Ago
      what a douche.
      daboss572
      • 1 Year Ago
      i totally agree with vettel
      George
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a load of bull F1 has become. DRS and Kers is ridiculous, makes it look childish and it's unfair for some other drivers. If you're in the lead you can't activate the DRS but the idiot behind you can; I can't see how that is fair and it doesn't value the real potential of the drivers. Most likely these NFS like features were included due to the boring state of which F1 has evolved. Also, teams restricting their drivers to overtake their team mates just because of a stupid strategy they have in mind to win the title is ridiculous. What if the guy behind his team mate is a lot faster than the other drivers, as in the case of Rosberg and Hamilton last race. If I had been in Rosberg's place last race, I would've seriously injured my team manager.
        JIM J
        • 1 Year Ago
        @George
        As money increases teams cheat to gain an edge. As teams cheat, the rules become tighter. As the rules tighten, all the car look the same and races become parades (think NASCAR) so regulators invent stuff like DRS, KERS, Tire swaps and so on. If I were king I'd set the engine size with no other restrictions except no turbo charging. I'd do away will wings and "observable" areo aids and no part of the car could extend beyond a line drawn from the insides of the front to the inside of the rear tires. Then I'd limit the fuel quantity and I'd squeeze the amount down annually.
        Pdexter
        • 1 Year Ago
        @George
        Well, I think in Europe in general teams are kind of a different thing than in USA, they actually mean something. F1 has always been a team sport and strategy game. More you get into it, more you get suck in. DRS situation is the same for all. You still need to catch the car and I'm sure at this point there would be millions of people complaining if ti was taken away now. I enjoy it.
        Ben Lee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @George
        George, I agree. With KERS and DRS, its become too much like a video game for me.
        ImpulseGTO
        • 1 Year Ago
        @George
        Well said
      q3a7vodk4
      • 1 Year Ago
      He's a ******* racing car driver. This is how they are and how they should be. Winners at all costs, nevermind any souless crants that tell them to lose on purpose.
      Diesel
      • 1 Year Ago
      There was a video in the BBC broadcast that shows Vettel saying Multi 12, which suggest he is lying. Don't care that Vettel won, he is an excellent driver, problem was that it wasn't a fair fight against Webber, he was told to coast and suddenly he is racing his teammate. Truth is, you have got to save the engines and transmissions for later in the year.
      Zander McKean
      • 1 Year Ago
      So Vettel says he's sorry for passing Webber; but Webber had it coming because of last year's Brazilian GP; and Vettel would ignore orders not to pass; but he'd still pass? I'm so lost... i'll stick to NASCAR, it makes more sense lol
        xspeedy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zander McKean
        Yeah, because far-from-stock rolling billboards that all form an unchanging line for 200 laps is entertainment.
          ImpulseGTO
          • 1 Year Ago
          @xspeedy
          Your not real intelligent about NASCAR. It was better you didn't say anything.
          Pj Taintz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @xspeedy
          an unchanging line? you got nascar mixed up with F1 or indy, where you guys get a few lead changes a race we get 20-40 a race, and lots of passing everywhere else. say what you will about oval racing or the non stock aspect of it, you cant argue passing when you follow a sport where there is little to none
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      team orders are stupid. the best should win imho
        TrippulG3
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lachmund
        I'm no fan of team orders either, but that's an incredibly naive thing to say.
      Benjamin Roethig
      • 1 Year Ago
      I respect Vettel even more now. If F1 had more like him and not a bunch of gloried chauffeurs who just care about a 9 or 10 digit paycheck, it wouldn't be so painfully dull.
      Zeus
      • 1 Year Ago
      Personally, if I was Mark Webber I would have gotten out of the car, walked up to the podium and decked Vettel as hard as I could when he was holding up the gold. When he dropped the trophy I would have picked it up, held it up patted my chest, set it down and walked off. Ratings would have gone up, would have made big headlines and more important of all it would have established to my team mate that if you try and screw me out of a victory there will be real repercussions as opposed to a slap on the wrist that only encourages this kind of behavior. This is no different than being a little kid on the playground. One kid says he wont mess with you, then he goes out and messes with you in front of the entire school yard. That kind of action once you get older translates into real consequences be it a fist fight, pay cut, jail time etc etc. My point is when you break a rule in the real world there are consequences. When an F1 driver breaks a rule haha slap on the wrist LolZ its all good Vettel...tarnish Webbers career so you can be in the lime light. That to me deserves a fat lip and anyone who disagrees with this has never had something they worked for stolen from them or punched in the mouth for the aforementioned action. Webber needs to knock this kid in the jaw like a real Aussie and remind him hes human.
        TrippulG3
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zeus
        While I agree with you in spirit, decking the guy while on the podium (as much as he may have deserved it) would have accomplished far more to damage Webber's career than anything that had already transpired. He would certainly have been fined by both the team and the FIA, with potential loss of his superlicense among other sanctions, not to mention criminal charges of assault and battery, possible jail time, etc. I have little doubt that Webber will have his revenge, but it will be on the track when and if it happens.
          Peter Middleton
          • 1 Year Ago
          @TrippulG3
          Ultimate way to go into retirement
          Zeus
          • 1 Year Ago
          @TrippulG3
          Yeah...but it would have been totally badass. Fines + loss of superlicense + criminal charges < being a super badass.
        Peter Middleton
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zeus
        I kind of agree with you.. Webber needs to wreck Vettel once or twice if need be. Fight fire with fire at this stage
        Lou
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zeus
        You are using the word "rules" pretty loosely. This is more like being a little kid on the playground and the teachers forcing one kid to let you win. In the real world, no one lets you win.
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