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Jacques Villeneuve: Ignoring team order is just plain wrong

Former F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says that reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel was wrong Ignoring team order during the Malaysian GP race and to takes top podium from his team-mate Mark Webber.

Webber led the race following the final pit stops and team ordered hold position to the end of the race but the German passed Webber on the lap 46 following an intense battle. But following the race Sebastian Vettel has say sorry to Red Bull staff for ignoring team orders in a controversial Malaysian Grand Prix.

“It’s easy to make excuses but in the end, Vettel’s got the win and the points. Mark has nothing. It was a deliberate decision by Vettel.” Jacques Villeneuve told Auto Bild

“The team give you the contract and pay you the money, and so you do what they want you to do. It’s very simple.

Villeneuve’s father, Gilles, was killed in an accident in 1982 while trying to beat the qualifying time of then Ferrari team-mate Didier Pironi after the pair had fallen out at the previous Grand Prix at San Marino when the latter defied team orders to pass the former on the final lap for victory.

“Ignoring is just plain wrong. The best example is my father and Didier Pironi. Just look at the problems that caused.

“(Vettel’s) behaviour was just stupid. Such negative energy does not help the team. If he now needs help from Mark, he cannot be sure he will get it.”

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