What do you mean you didn't hear that before, you commented on the post I referenced above in the other thread and now have subsequently deleted that post.
Just because it was Austrian TV doesn't mean it is correct.;)
I agree, things do get more ridiculous by the hour.
Yeah, I followed your link, read your post, and promptly forgot that I had changed threads. Realizing I was in the Teammates thread - horrors - I deleted that post and returned here to answer, lol.
It wasn't just Austrian tv, but that combined with the few stories we got, very played down by the media. Briatore's comment, if said about Vettel for instance in reverse circumstances, would have raised a hail storm of comment. Horner confirmed Brazil though, which for me was the most telling.
The significance of that was that it raised the issue of Seb having Brazil in mind to some degree at Malaysia. That is rather a side dish though. As I have stated, I supported Mark following Silverstone because he caught Seb and was racing. I see nothing different in this circumstance and I support Seb. People say Mark was a sitting duck, but you can check reports and recall that Seb was in the same boat in Silverstone with a wheel nut issue, forcing him to chill in the lead.
I think Mark was reminded of Brazil and Silverstone shortly after the post race presser, because his demeanor changed from name calling, accusatory statements and an overall embittered attitude, to a lightened demeanor together with statements about how 'outsiders wouldn't understand' and 'there was history between the drivers' 'Seb and he had respect for one another' in his interview with Lee - and he hasn't said a word since. That helps to minimize the bite of his initial hypocrisy, but he should own up to it.
It was a poorly thought out team order, only the second race, and the cost to Vettel was just to high for him to waste time on. It would have cost him a win, the lead in the wdc, and a 14 point swing to his teammate and potential wdc competitor just to be seen as a nice guy. Not worth it!
Plus vettel had run a better race, easier on fuel and tires. It is easy to understand why he would go ahead and pass Webber.
Edited by bourbon, 06 April 2013 - 18:44.