Sebastian Vettel and his teammate Mark Webber are the focus of attention as Formula One returns from a three week break for the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend. With emotions having a chance to settle after the German ignored team orders to take victory ahead of Webber in Malaysia, we’re all wondering how the pair will get on in Shanghai.
For his part, Vettel is not sorry about what happened, although he did apologised to the team immediately after the race. Now, in an Infiniti-backed interview, he has said while he is sorry for putting himself above the team, he’s not sorry for doing his job. He said: “I don’t apologise for winning. I think that’s why people employed me in the first place and why I’m here. I love racing so that’s what I do.”
Meanwhile, German magazine Sport Bild has reported that Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has said team orders are no longer allowed within the squad. The reported quote is simply that “team orders won’t be given by us anymore.”
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