F1 » Red Bull branded 'naïve' and 'cynical' over Istanbul

The manner in which the senior management of Red Bull Racing handled the Istanbul coming-together between Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber was 'naïve', 'cynical' and 'spectacularly unconvincing', opines former grand prix ace David Kennedy - and he warns that if the pair come together again, 'carbon will fly...'

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June 10, 2010 6:15 PM

David who, indeed. However, his analysis is spot on... Whether you like Webber or Vettel... I agree that the next spat on track will also see carbon fly... Or Vettel back off... Either way, good on Webber. He didn't crack under pressure and came out with his head high. He fought hard (although there was space left for Vettel, but just enough), and Vettel blinked.

Roll on the Canadian GP! :-)

Racers Edge - Unregistered

June 10, 2010 6:28 PM

"former grand prix ace" - Don't make me laugh. Seven grand prix starts don't make you an ace. And believe me, in his media role, he was no better than those seven starts.

Had to listen to him and the other croons on RTE years ago. The guy couldn't tell a driver apart, let alone actually follow the goings-on in the race. Put him in the same category as James Allen!

Must be a slow news day on Crash.net that we have to read the opinions of D-List hacks. Given all this happened two weeks ago, it's old news. Bit lethargic to be commenting on it now, don't you think.

Racers Edge - Unregistered

June 10, 2010 6:33 PM

Actually - correction on that - he didn't even start any of those seven he tried to make.

Show's how far at the bottom of the barrel RTE had to scrape for F1 commentators when they did it.


June 10, 2010 6:46 PM

I don't know who this guy is but he's spot with his take of the situation.

"Red Bull is a racing team dedicated to the promotion of a fizzy energy drink. By contrast, Williams and McLaren are examples of race teams dedicated to winning motor races" - Classic!

"Williams or McLaren...nonetheless wouldn't care who won in their cars as long as they won the championship, but with Red Bull one can't help feeling that the image of a 22-year-old floppy-haired, happy-go-lucky kid winning the title would suit more than a doughty 32-year-old." - my thoughts exactly!

50 Cent - Unregistered

June 10, 2010 6:59 PM

RawDawg - first off RB is in it to win races just like McLaren or Williams. I just don't buy your story that they are dedicated to promote their drink, you don't spend the kind of money they had just to put the RB logo on the side of the car. RB would be much more better off spending their ad money in the media and other outlets with better results to promote their brand. McLaren wouldn't care who wins...LoL.. I guess your short term memory is really, shell I put it - bad since you don't remember that guy who's driving for Ferrari now. Not that I like Ferdi that much but I think lulu had a preferrential treatment that year and that is why your assessment about McLaren is so dead wrong.

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