Vettel Extends Lead With Red Bull Team Order


Sebastian Vettel managed to extend his championship lead yet again, despite failing to win the British grand prix.

Second place Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing
Second place Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing

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The Red Bull driver finished behind Fernando Alonso, who achieved Ferrari's first win since Korea last year.

Vettel, meanwhile, crossed the line just ahead of his teammate Mark Webber, who was ordered by boss Christian Horner in the closing stages to call off his challenge and "maintain the gap".

"I can understand Mark's frustrations but we cannot give away a load of points," Horner told the BBC, despite arguing staunchly against the entire philosophy of team orders when Vettel was chasing down the leaders in 2010.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Fernando Alonso , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Ferrari , Red Bull Racing
Tags red bull, team order, vettel, webber