Webber remains defiant after ignoring team orders

Updated: 11 July 2011 11:48 IST

Red Bull's Mark Webber remained defiant a day after finishing third in the British Grand Prix on Sunday, after ignoring his team's order to not attempt overtake manoeuvres on his team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

Webber remains defiant after ignoring team orders

London:

Red Bull's Mark Webber remained defiant a day after finishing third in the British Grand Prix on Sunday, after ignoring his team's order to not attempt overtake manoeuvres on his team-mate Sebastian Vettel.


Currently leading the drivers standings with 204 points, Vettel moved 80 points clear of Webber after finishing the race at the Silverstone circuit behind winner Fernando Alonso. Webber though admitted that he was trying his best to finish as well as possible. "Of course, I ignored the team as I want to try and get another place. Seb was doing his best and I was doing my best," news agencies quoted the Australian as saying after the race.

The 34-year-old left his team in an angry state when he mounted repeated efforts to go past Vettel as the two Red Bull's trailed Alonso in his Ferrari, but eventually failed to go past the German.

Red Bull principal Christian Horner is believed to have said that he will speak to Webber about ignoring the clear instructions given to him and has said that despite understandable frustrations of individual drivers with specific instructions, the team itself has to come first.



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