Mark Webber on Saturday said he does not want to be gifted victory in the Indian Grand Prix. Given Lewis Hamilton’s grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags earlier this weekend, Australian Webber will start Sunday’s race alongside his Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel.
But as Vettel has already wrapped up the drivers’ title, the German as well as team boss Christian Horner have been hinting at a ‘team orders’ switch so that Webber can jump up the points standings to second place. Webber, however, is not keen.
“Nothing will be different,” he told reporters when asked about the likely race tactics for Sunday. “There’s been a lot of talk from the team but no talk from me – I don’t want any positions off Sebastian.”
At the same time, boss Horner also toned down his hintings about Vettel moving over so that Webber can take maximum points for the remaining three races.
“The focus for us is to let the guys race. Mark doesn’t want to be gifted that second place,” he told BBC 1 television.