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New Team Order Rules Won’t Change Anything – Webber

Mark Webber believes that the recent changes in the ruling on team orders, changing them from being banned to being allowed, will not change anything in the sport.

The team orders ban had been in force for some time, but following Ferrari’s flagrant disregard for the rule at Hockenheim in 2010, speculation was to be that the rule needed to either be enforced or dropped.

Webber, of Red Bull Racing, has been at the forefront of “second driver” following his teams clear desire to support team mate Sebastian Vettel.

“Like they [team orders] never went!” said Webber during an interview with BBC Radio Five Live.

“Look, it is something that has been around since the 1950s, 1960s. It’s always been there, when you have got two drivers driving for a team and you swing results around every now and again to help the team achieve a better result.

“It has been done in the past, done up and down the field. I’ve done it myself at times and been on the receiving end.

“I think people should not get too nervous, they won’t see it every weekend, nothing is going to change.”