Brazil

Last Race: 09th Nov Brazil

Brazil GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Felipe Massa

'We don't have a No 1 and No 2 like Merc'

Tuesday 26th March 2013

Share:

'We don't have a No 1 and No 2 like Merc'

'We don't have a No 1 and No 2 like Merc'

Sebastian Vettel's decision to overtake Mark Webber in Malaysia proves that Red Bull don't have a number one and number two driver, according to Helmut Marko.

Triple World Champion Vettel has come in for criticism after he ignored calls from the pit wall not to challenge his team-mate for the race win at Sepang on Sunday.

Red Bull advisor Marko admits everyone at Milton Keynes are uneasy over Vettel's decision, but he says it proves they don't really have a clear number one driver.

He told adamcooperf1.com: "The team did the right thing, we told the drivers to keep positions, and all of a sudden they were side-by-side, and at this stage it went out of control. But it shows that we don't have this number one and number two like Mercedes. But it shouldn't be like it was, because we were all worried about the tyre wear, and we were lucky to finish one-two."

Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile, claims it is the exact opposite at Mercedes and he feels Sunday proves it.

"Red Bull have a clear one and two, they always have. And that is why they have always had the problems they have had," the Briton said.

"We don't have a one and two at Mercedes. I have always said, from the moment I was speaking to the team, that I wanted equality [with team-mate Nico Rosberg]."

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has admitted they will need to hold further discussions following the controversy and Marko hopes they will do it behind closed doors.

"We have to work it out internally. It's a positive thing, it's not like Mercedes where it's 'bang, you stay behind.' When you do have guys like Sebastian and Mark in such a situation there's no way of controlling it."

Final Qualifying Day For 2014

Editor's Picks

NTF1News: Disney Movie

NTF1News: Disney Movie

Among news items this week, tales of the Honey Badger, plus Disney's new movie about the engine row - Un-Frozen...

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg kept his lock-ups to a minimum as Turn 4 came back to haunt Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos...

Winners And Losers: US GP

Winners And Losers: US GP

It was a gripping race in the Lone Star state with a clinical victory for Lewis Hamilton to make it five wins in a row...

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Jenson Button says he would have no problem partnering Fernando Alonso at McLaren as "nothing scares" him...

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...