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"I want to be ahead of Charles, he wants to be ahead of me.
"Not keen to expand much further because it's always a bit difficult, especially what you [the media] make out of the answer."
Ferrari and its drivers have faced repeated questioning through the first three races about its use of team orders, despite its position remaining largely consistent.
Asked if there was a specific story in mind, Vettel said: "Not really, it's just poor journalism, from my point of view.
"But I'm not a journalist to judge. So you shouldn't take my judgement personally."
When asked if he had requested the order, or if it was fair, Vettel said: "I knew the moment it was happening that I would have to face these questions.
"Not sure I want to answer because I'm a little bit against the way you - all of you - work, because you take bits out of answers here and there and put it into the wrong light.
"So, if you ask me again in half an hour down in the paddock, maybe I give you a straightforward answer and you don't write it down or record.
"Seems the way that, not maybe all of you, but some of you are working.
"I felt I was faster in the car, I was asked if I can go faster. I answered that I felt I can."