30 Oct 2011

Vettel hints he'll let team-mate pass him at Indian Grand Prix

7:16 pm on 30 October 2011

The Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel has hinted he'll let Mark Webber pass him at the Indian Grand Prix because he wants his team-mate to finish the season second.

Vettel, whose second consecutive drivers' title was followed a week later by Red Bull's constructors' crown, says various scenarios could come into play on Sunday as Formula One's dominant team target a clean sweep of honours.

A one-two season finish for Red Bull would add to what's already been an outstanding season in which Vettel has won 10 out of 16 races and started from pole position 12 times.

If Vettel does let Webber overtake, it would constitute a role reversal for the Australian, who has long resented team orders forcing him to play a support role to his team-mate.