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Sebastian Vettel: What happened, happened and we can't change it now. Obviously I'm not proud of it, I lost the car going over the bump as I was braking and unfortunately hit Jenson, so he couldn't continue.

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LoveIT

August 29, 2010 6:18 PM

Vettel, if F1 was run on the same lines as the WRC, where the drivers race for a time as opposed to physically racing against one another then I'm sure Vettel would be one of the greats, when he has pole and is able to drive away on his own then he is usually uncatchable, he is a brilliant driver in that respect, BUT (and this is a big BUT) at the moment he is not a RACING driver, because once he has to physically race against others he usually comes unstuck, causing himself and others great grief.
I have no doubt that one day he will learn and gain the skills required to become a great racer, for the moment though he has to be content with being an excellent driver.

Artie - Unregistered

August 29, 2010 6:18 PM

Such a typical blame share by Horner... "surprised by how ealry Button braked".... how about out of his league at the moment. This boy needs a mentor. However, a mentor is someone who is respected and who is listened to... Vettel it seems respects noone and listens to what he wants to hear... I have lost so much respect for Horner over the last few races. I have not lost respect for Vettel, I simply never had any to start with....he hasnt earned it yet, one day if he grows up......

RobK - Unregistered

August 29, 2010 6:37 PM

Vettel is good - but still young - these issues wouldn't be noticed so much if he was a no.2 (remember them?!!) or if he was in a middle ranking team.

I hope he doesn't turn into a letter day Andrea de Cesaris (for those who remember him in the 80s) before he matures....

Helmut Marko - Unregistered

August 29, 2010 6:38 PM

Nein nein nein!!

Sebastian, he have no need to say sorry - it is, of course not his fault - whatever did that Button think he was doing being on the same part of the track as my Sebby?? I will expect a full retraction from this amateur Button verry verry soon.

cupid stunt - Unregistered

August 29, 2010 6:41 PM

schui gets a 10 place penalty for nearly causing an accident and vettel gets a drive thru for actually causing an accident.Seems a bit unfair. He ( vettel ) is having too many incidents with other drivers and letting him have the benefit of the doubt will just turn him into an arrogant german bully that thinks he can do anything to anyone and get away with it. Sounds familiar doesnt it ?javascript:insertTextCursor('comment',%20':rolleyes:')

Jagworth - Unregistered

August 29, 2010 6:44 PM

totally agree with you LoveIT and Artie, Vettel IS a quick driver, he has the "pant seat" and car control skills of the likes of Mansell, MS, Alonso & Kimi. And his mature apology to Button was a good sign BUT then along comes Horner with the feeble "Button braked early ..." comment. The correct thing for Horner to say would have been "you screwed up mate & cost yourself & the team points, now lets learn something & don't do it again". This would have been more helpful to Vettel's development than leaving him thinking he was invincible & it wasn't all his fault .... Congrats to Hamilton, Webber, Kubica & Massa & all for great result and race.

Alan D - Unregistered

August 29, 2010 6:49 PM

Avoidable? Can anyone honestly say that as Vettel pulled out from behind Button that in that split second they thought "that car is going to spin on a damp patch, turn sideways, and drive into Button"? I'm damned sure it came as a complete surprise to everybody. Armchair experts will no doubt disagree.

I wouldn't have been surprised if Vettel had out-braked himself and run wide into the corner, letting Kubica through, but I can't see how that freak accident can be classed as "avoidable" or even remotely predictable. Vettel was penalised for attempting an overtaking move, nothing more. We should be applauding him for at least trying.

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