The drama surrounding the Malaysian GP seems to be having a ripple effect with no signs of going away anytime soon. Jacques Villeneuve voiced his opinion to Auto Bild.”It’s easy to make excuses but in the end, Vettel’s got the win and the points. Mark has nothing. It was a deliberate decision by Vettel.
“The team give you the contract and pay you the money, and so you do what they want you to do. It’s very simple.
“Ignoring is just plain wrong. The best example is my father and Didier Pironi. Just look at the problems that caused.
“(Vettel’s) behaviour was just stupid. Such negative energy does not help the team. If he now needs help from Mark, he cannot be sure he will get it.”
Villeneuve was making a reference to the spat between his father Gilles and teammate Didier Pironi. Pironi was instructed to hold his position at the 1982 San Marino Grand Prix, but he defied team orders to pass Gilles, establishing a strong rivalry. The next race at Zolder, Belgium, Gilles was killed in a qualifying session trying to beat the time set by Pironi. His furious state of mind is often considered to be one of the reasons for the accident that day.