Mateschitz wrote:"We have never even thought about it as long as both our drivers remain in the hunt for the championship. So a second place under correct circumstances might be better than a win on grounds of orders and confirmations."
Maybe the most important part of the interview?
So, team orders are horrible and all only if his team is winning. If not, then it's acceptable. I guess he's either trying very hard to avoid team orders but know deep down that this is a team sport and it might be necessary and not wrong or he is just trying to do marketing and being a big hypocrite who would be better off not talking.
I guess it's time people in F1 and we, the fans, stop seeing or marketing F1 as if it was not a team effort that require things that might seem wrong but are not. Belatti's post illustrate that wishful thinking of F1 fans sometimes. Yes we all like to see competition between team-mates and people/corporations with ethics first, but after some time into the championship it's not only natural as it's noting wrong to start prioritizing the team. Your local community commerce will do that just as much on average as multinational companies BTW.
Obviously some team orders are wrong and unwanted and the trial of hiding them is just as bad, but that's an issue of separating necessary/correct team orders from wrong ones. Ferrari has managed them really badly for instance, but other teams might do it properly.
We will only know if Red Bull is true to their speech if at the end of the race Webber is the only possible winner and would need help from Vettel. If they don't make the swap it's something to applaud for indeed, but doesn't give them the right to say every other team doing orders is wrong. If they do swap them, as he pretty much already admitted, then he could have not spoken anything or could have done a public apology.
Not to get into the issue of Vettel supposedly being favoured, but without evidence or a declaration from Webber (which would be probably also his dismissal from the team) this is all very hard to prove. But if Webber's bursts were true then we all should take this as a big marketing move from RB and an extra confirmation that we and the FIA should accept the fact of F1 being a team sport and the necessity of better rules about this.