As part of a new column for the BBC, Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber comments on the newest team orders controversy — which he ignored — in the closing laps of the British Grand Prix. I tend to agree.
Over the years in F1, we have seen a number of situations when a team has asked one driver to let another by to ensure both their strategies work, for example. Earlier in the race, there is still plenty to go on, and you are helping a guy who at that point of the race is quicker because of strategy or whatever. But when you are coming to the line and you’ve only got five laps to go, there is no more strategy to be played out. It’s just a straight fight.