It may not be "High Noon," but the Red Bull team are facing a Shanghai showdown when their two drivers resume rivalries at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel has been vilified for ignoring team orders and passing his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber in Malaysia to whisk the win from under the Australian's nose.
Directly behind the dueling Red Bulls, the opposite scenario was playing out as Nico Rosberg reluctantly obeyed team orders not to overtake his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton for third place, even though the German appeared to have a quicker car.
The controversial issue of team orders in Formula 1 has once again tested respect between teammates -- and ahead of Sunday's race Vettel said he would probably do it again given he felt Webber had not supported him in the past -- and raised question marks over the purity of the sport's racing.
The willingness to accept team orders often relies on a tacit understanding between the drivers, on their status within the team and how the race will be run.
Former Honda, Brawn and Williams driver Rubens Barrichello -- who spent six years as Michael Schumacher's deputy at Ferrari -- explained: "In the team meeting before the race you have to talk about various situations.
"Obviously there is an interest in doing the best for the team. All the team wants to see is if one driver has a problem he will not make it difficult for his teammate.
"If it was agreed before by both drivers that they needed to go lower on revs -- and if that is a code for no overtaking -- then that is what they had agreed."
Webber was told to turn down his engine revs after taking the lead in Malaysia. He understood that instruction meant -- as Barrichello suggested -- he would not be passed by his teammate.
But the fact that Vettel chose to ignore this instruction and run his own race has left serious, unanswered questions over his respect for Webber.
Taking the low road
"I don't think there's the same respect now for other drivers," British racing legend Stirling Moss told CNN.
During his F1 career between 1951-60, Moss would only sign contracts that named him as the team's number one driver. In his era of racing, that meant if there was a problem with his speed machine, he could simply call in his teammate and take over his car.
There was, however, one exception to Moss' rule when, in 1955, he signed for Mercedes alongside Argentine great Juan Manuel Fangio.
The pair shared a mutual respect on and off track, says Moss, even though it was "El Maestro" who would capture his third world title at the end of the season.
"When I was at Mercedes with Fangio there were no pit orders at all until we had a 30-second lead over the rest of the field," Moss recalled.
"When a team had the lead, the number one driver would hold position and not pass him, says Moss.
"I respected Fangio so much that I was just as happy to be number two. I was quite happy to sit right behind him. It didn't worry me," he said.
"We were known as the train because I was only about two yards behind him the whole race!"
It's all different now though, says Moss.
"Because (Red Bull) had specifically said to (Vettel) let Webber have it, that made him a naughty boy but he felt, 'well dammit, why shouldn't I win?' I don't think he'll ever repair that damage because he probably thinks 'well, that's the way I race.'"
On the other side of the garage, the Malaysia team orders drama may have more emotional, career-defining consequences for Webber, whose Red Bull contract expires at the end of the season.
Barrichello can empathize with Webber's position as he considers his perpetual role as Red Bull's "number two" driver.
The Brazilian was famously forced to cede first place to Schumacher by Ferrari in the controversial 2002 Austrian Grand Prix. It was the start of a long period of reflection for Barrichello.