Mark Webber says Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel ignored the original race plan and ‘made his own decisions’ by overtaking him with ten laps to go in the Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang.
Webber, who led for the majority of the 56-lap race, was overtaken by his German team-mate against the express wishes of Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.
“After the last stop, the team told me the race was over,” said Webber.
“We turned the engine down to get to the end. I want to race as well, but the team made a decision which we always say before the start of the race; we look after the tyres and get the cars to the end.
“In the end Seb made his own decisions today and will get protection as usual, and that’s the way it goes. I turned my engine down and started cruising on the tyres, and then the fight was on. I was disappointed with the outcome of today’s race.”
Horner admits that he was unhappy with what happened on the track.
“They took it into their own hands, which was uncomfortable for us – we gave them instructions to hold station but Sebastian took it into his own hands to win the race – he wanted to win,” he told Sky Sports.
“They’ve raced each other hard before – they’re very good drivers. There are points at stake and they both want to win. For the team it’s hugely uncomfortable.