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Horner plays down Vettel team orders issue

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has moved to diffuse the debate over whether Sebastian Vettel attempted to defy order to move aside for Daniel Ricciardo in the Chinese Grand Prix. Having been asked to cede to the Australian in Bahrain two weeks ago, when the pair were running different strategies on different tyres, the four-time world champion again received the call to let his faster team-mate past in Shanghai – but appeared poised to ignore the order even if it hampered Ricciardo's charge, telling the team 'tough luck' when he learned that the pair were running on the same tyre compound. Horner, however, insisted that, at the point the call was made, Vettel believed the two...
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