Originally Posted by HoneyBunz
Team ordered finishes are a bad idea, not just in hindsight but in foresight. Like herpes, they just won't go away.
Horner made a very bad call. This is the primary issue. Now his team is stuck with the unintended consequences. This is as it should be.
Vettel's decision is secondary. The consequences for him should reflect that.
Ross Brawn is far worse. His history with team ordered finishes is epic.
Ecclestone needs to back up his barking about this, with a bite.
Team orders are a reality of the sport today.
How was Horners call a bad one? At the time Webber was in front and quicker with better tires. They were way ahead of the Mercs. So he could safely assume that if both drivers dialed it down there would be no change in positions and the engines could get some extra hours for the future.
Vettel basically said fuck you to his boss! I agree, the consequences should reflect that!