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    • Formula 1 2013: Malaysia Grand Prix Results, Vettel wins but against team orders - Mercedes has strong showing

      The Malaysia Grand Prix sure was interesting with some fighting amongst teammates taking place. It's no secret Sebastian Vettel wants to win every single time he goes out to race and he did exactly that but had to disobey team orders to do so. Vettel made a controversial pass on teammate Mark Webber which got him the victory as well as first place in the championship standings. It will be interesting to see how badly this sours relationships among team members.

      Mercedes looked good once again. Lewis Hamilton finished on the podium in third place followed by teammate Nico Rosberg. A 3-4 finish this early in the season is something Mercedes definitely can build off and be proud of.

      The season is off to a very interesting start. The next race is in China next month on the 14th. Malaysia full results below.




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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        Vettel is a selfish ass, I don't know anyone who is a real fan of him or his driving.
        So is Kobe Brant. He's got rings.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        To end this discussion Red Bull announced that there will be no more team orders for 2013.
        How's that for a surprise.
        Let's wait and see what happens coming sunday at the China GP.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        To end this discussion Red Bull announced that there will be no more team orders for 2013.
        How's that for a surprise.
        Let's wait and see what happens coming sunday at the China GP.
        What the hell? No more team orders?
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        nope, Red Bull as well as Mercedes have stated they no longer give team orders to their own drivers for position battles.
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        Sticky -
        How does that even make any sense?
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        How does that even make any sense?
        Well, it's debatable.

        Last race both Nico Rosberg and Seb. Vettel felt they were faster than their teammates.
        They were, but that was due to team strategy, as in fuel and engine saving modes.
        Fact is, the team sent Hamilton off to race with too little fuel, counting on a longer wet period.
        So at 75% of the race he was ordered to slow down, select another engine map to preserve fuel.
        That broadcast was picked up by Red Bull, ordering Webber to do the same.
        The season is still long, and the teams are only allowed to use a limited amount of engines and gearboxes, and since the competition was slowing down securing a 1-2 finish for Red Bull, Webber and Vettel got the order to preserve engine life.
        So Vettel overtaking Webber when the gloves were off was considered very bad manners, undermining Horner's authority and generally screwing Webber.
        Rosberg kept his order, but there was also discussion in the Meredes stable after the race.
        As a result now both teams have stated they no longer will give team orders between team mates when fighting for position.
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        Sticky -
        But if one teammate has more points later in the season it makes all the sense in the world for that guy to take the lead but whatever it's an interesting twist.