Mark Webber says he doesn't "really" feel like a number two but that doesn't mean he's fine with Red Bull's use of team orders in Britain.
Just a handful of laps from the end of the race, the Aussie, who had started the British GP from pole position, had closed up on his team-mate in the fight for second place and was right on his rear wing.
This meant Webber was permitted to use his DRS in their fight, which would have given him the edge over Vettel. However, instead he was told by the Red Bull crew to "maintain the gap."
Vettel went on to finish in second place with Webber behind him in third.
"I am not fine with it, no. That is the answer to that," he said when asked if he was okay with it.
"If Fernando (Alonso) retires on the last lap, we are fighting for the win.
"Of course I ignored the team because I wanted to try and get a place. Seb was doing his best, I was doing my best. I wasn't going to crash with anyone.
"I try to do my best with the amount of one way conversation I was having - I was trying to do my best to pass the guy in front."
The Aussie was also asked whether the team order, rather early in the season and a surprise given Vettel's massive lead in the Drivers' Championship, left him feeling like a number two driver.
"Not really. I just want to race to the end," the 34-year-old said. "Four or five laps to go I started to get messages.
"Of course they (Vettel's side of the garage) want the points, but I also need to try to get some points as well."
As for his race, which saw Webber failed to defend his British GP crown, he says there were moments of frustration, a few errors and tyre troubles.
"It was a mixed race, very slippery and tricky at the start with the inters on a half-dry, half-wet track.
"It was frustrating that we had to stay out longer than we'd like. Obviously, Michael (Schumacher) pitted first and we were waiting to hear how he did. When he started to go okay we elected to stop.
"Just before my in-lap, I had a massive moment at Becketts and I went across the grass and Fernando closed on me.
"Then I had an interesting race. I was strong at the start of a stint and not so strong at the end. Both Seb and I were in big trouble with tyres at end. I tried to pass him but not quite."
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