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      07-12-2010, 02:19 PM   #80
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Originally Posted by lucid View Post
Yes, there is room there. If you think they shouldn't be that close at 200mph, that is entirely Vettel's fault as he is taking a poorly calculated risk by diving in there. Look at what he does before he tries to dive in from the left. He is all over the place trying to find an opening. If he is confident enough to do that into a braking zone at 200mph, then he should be able to hold his car straight. Otherwise, it is just a reckless act and nothing more. The thing is even if Webber had moved all the way to the right and gave him room, Vettel was going in too hot, and most likely wouldn't have made that turn. That seems like just poor judgment and not being able to control his emotions; referred to as "red mist" on the track.

Team strategy is a another topic of discussion. Of course, the outcome of either scenario is not good for the team.
Vettel got the go from the team to overtake. He was clearly faster and for the team it was the best option to let Vettel pass Webber to ensure as much points as possible for the team (as Hamilton was coming). Webber was deliberately disobeying an order of the team and put Vettel in a difficult track position. Again, we are not talking about a normal overtaking here, these are two teammates and for me it shows Webber is not a teammate you want to have.