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I don't apologise for winning says Vettel

Sebastian Vettel has broken his silence ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend.

Following the Malaysian Grand Prix last month it was clear that three-time constructors champions Red Bull were in the midst of a fall out.

With the team running one-two but uncertain how the tyres would last during the closing stages of the race the team clearly stated that they were operating until multi-21, a team-order which meant that the drivers were directly ordered to hold position.

This meant that Mark Webber had turned down his engine mode in preparation to bring the car home for victory, but team-mate Sebastian Vettel as we all know ignored the direct team order and raced his team-mate, directly disobeying orders from team principal Christian Horner.

The three-time F1 World Champion couldn't even deny he was caught up in the heat of the moment as it took several attempts over a couple of laps to get passed his team-mate to take the race victory.

But as sincere apologies go, Red Bull and Mark Webber haven't quite received one from Vettel.

'I apologised to the team straight afterwards for putting myself above the team, which I didn't mean to do, There's not really much more to say. the German told Autosport Magazine.

If he had left it at that, you could think the sides could possibly move on this weekend, but sensationally Vettel didn't stay quiet.

'I don't apologise for winning, I think that's why people employed me in the first place and why I'm here. I love racing and that's what I do.'

'Unfortunately people didn't see that we performed well as a team on the day. We did a very good job. We got a fantastic result, I think we already had a very strong weekend in Australia but we maybe didn't quite get the result we wanted. But in Malaysia we were racing at the top and I think we worked excellently well with the tyres and everything.


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Date:Thursday April 11 2013

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