Team orders need to be respected, say Force India's Sutil and Di Resta

Force India are fifth in the team standings, ahead of McLaren and Sauber. "What happened in Malaysia was obviously not ideal. But now the procedure is in place for a trouble-free weekend. It was a great start in Melbourne and points in Malaysia would have been a double bonus for us," said di Resta.

updated: April 11, 2013 17:16 IST
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Shanghai: Force India drivers Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta are fine with team orders in Formula 1.

Their comments come after Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel ignored team orders and overtook teammate Mark Webber to win the Malaysian Grand Prix March 24. The incident resulted in a big controversy with some raising questions on Vettel's act of defiance.

"Teams have their own policies about instructing their drivers. There is no denying that we (drivers) want to win every race and teams want to earn maximum points. If a situation like that comes up, I feel both parties need to have a clear chat about it," Sutil told IANS ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix here this weekend.

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