When the scenario was put to Vettel, the Aston Martin driver said: "Well, I'm not a fan of team orders.
"There are two different team orders. There's the order where you give way but you get it back in the same race if you're on different strategies.
"Then there's the team order where one has to get out of the way so the other can score more points.
"Now even if the situation is very easy to explain logically, I still think it's bad, and I would be in favour of not having any team orders ever. I think it's just dull, nobody likes it.
"Now if Checo happens to be ahead [leading the race] then Checo should stay ahead, and if he's not ahead then he has to be overtaken by whoever, whether that's a Mercedes or a Red Bull.
"Valtteri [Bottas] has been in that position [with Lewis Hamilton] and it's not nice."
Ricciardo also sides with Perez
McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo has made clear he would not give way if a win was on the cards in the Australian Grand Prix.
Asked if he would move aside for his team-mate in Melbourne, Ricciardo replied: "Well, look, right now my answer is no, I would not."
Recognising there is only one scenario when he might change his mind, he added: "If it was the last race of the season and that position swap literally meant the world title or not, then maybe that is a more complex decision-making process.
"But a home win, that is the thing you dream of as a kid and if you have earned it on track then yeah, I feel like it should be yours for the taking."
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