F1 » F1 Bahrain 2013: Vettel: It was vital to lead early

Sebastian Vettel credited hitting the front in the opening laps for his comfortable run to victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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Angus - Unregistered

April 22, 2013 12:41 PM

Vettel is good but he is by far and away in the best package. Red Bull surprised everyone a few years ago by becoming the best team out of the blue. Normally a young driver has to work his way into the best car. Vettel was very lucky to find himself in THE best car and he's been in the best car for the past 4 years. Webber isn't good enough to challenge him. Lovely bloke but I've never rated Webber. If you put HAM or ALONSO in the other Red Bull they would show Vettel a clean pair of heels. So would Raikonen for that matter. Like I said Vettel is good but not as good as a number of other drivers in my opinion. He's been very lucky to find himself in that fantastic Red Bull.

Wade - Unregistered

April 22, 2013 1:09 PM

Bomg, and WHY did Alonso finish there? 2 extra pit stops (about 19s each) and he finished 37s behind him. Work that out.

And at the beginning of the race you could see how vital the lead was for Vettel. Him and Rosberg were driving each other off the track and almost hitting each other for the lead. Other than that Vettel had a good race.


April 22, 2013 1:13 PM

wade. alonso only had ONE extra pit stop. the other was for a change of tyres and he was not delayed by it, well, maybe 1 sec.

but what ifs are pointless.

incidentally, the ferrari was faster in a straight line without drs, than the macca was WITH drs open. so the ferrari was probably the fastest car out there.

Nuevo - Unregistered

April 22, 2013 2:11 PM

I have been watching F1 for many years....The way the FIA and Pirelli now dictate and stage racing by giving the teams tires that fall off after 6 laps is not only boring, but harmful to the sport. Wheres the racing? Who developed the fastest car? We cant tell, because they just got passed by a midfield runner simply because he has newer tires on?
Red Bull cried about having bad tires, then all of a sudden they show up in Bahrain with tires that hardly grain at all while others are falling off around them.
The Pirelli's stink and add the wrong kind of action to Formula 1. I prefer to see real racing, not pit stop action. Why dont they have the grid girls change the tires? At least that way, we'd have something good to look at. BRING BACK REAL RACING.

John - Unregistered

April 22, 2013 3:27 PM

@"Red Bull surprised everyone a few years ago by becoming the best team out of the blue"

Surprisingly, this happened at the exact same instant Vettel joined the team! What are the odds, eh?

And .. purely by coincidence! .. the Torro Rosso's also just happened to be good cars for the only time in history when Vettel was driving them.

What an uncanny streak of luck!

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