F1 » Jones: Mentally, I'd back Webber over Vettel any day

If it comes down to a mental duel between Red Bull Racing team-mates Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel for the F1 2010 crown, Alan Jones reckons his countryman is in pole position - and poised to see off all comers

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Mr. Experience - Unregistered

September 21, 2010 12:01 PM

Again a biased Aussie comment!
Alan Jones seems to forget the mechanical problems that SV had in the beginning of the 2010 F1 season.
Without these problems SV would be leading the standings, or not?
Furthermore I would like to see some technical comments on the crashes SV had with MW and at Spa with JB.
During overtaking the RBR6 seems to become very unstable and loose its traject.
From the on-board camera in SV's car at Spa, you can see how the front-wing is dramatically moving, hereby influencing the car's behaviour.
So was it really his fault, even after admitting that he was to blame himself?
Of course there is still the issue behind the safety-car. I can understand that a racingdriver in a lower category doesn't have the physical training to cope with a situation where you loose your concentration behind the safety-car due to heat build-up in his car, but it could well have been the case that Vettel suffered from this.

The reason for this posting is not to favour SV, but to have


September 21, 2010 12:51 PM

September 8, 2010 7:19 am
Filed Under: F1
Hans-Joachim Stuck does not
think Sebastian Vettel will win
the 2010 world championship.
The young Red Bull driver has
made a series of mistakes
recently and is now 31 points
behind championship leader
Lewis Hamilton.
"Theoretically he can still do it,
practically I don't think so,"
Stuck, former grand prix driver
and now VW motor sport
representative, is quoted by the
German news agency SID.
Even team boss Christian Horner
acknowledges that Vettel is still
learning, and Stuck agrees that
the time may not be ripe for him
to succeed.
"Sebastian needs to show
whether he can also work under
pressure, making no mistakes in
those circumstances," he said.
Ten-time grand prix winner
Gerhard Berger, boss at Toro
Rosso when Vettel sensationally
won the Italian grand prix in his
rookie season, is more confident.
"31 points is possible to catch
up," said the Austrian. "Sebastian
has the advantage of the best
"He has to learn to settle
sometimes for s


September 21, 2010 12:52 PM

Cont . . . second and third,
striking when he can but not at
any cost," acknowledged Berger.
F1 chief executive Bernie
Ecclestone is equally bullish.
"31 points behind Lewis
(Hamilton) is not too much, and
he has the talent to do it. He
only has to not do anything
crazy," added the Briton.
Source: GMM


September 21, 2010 12:58 PM

ask an aussie who he is backing, and of course he will say webber. ask a spaniard, and they will say alonso, etc etc. webber MAY be wdc, but if you want an more impartial view, dont ask an aussie!

H - Unregistered

September 21, 2010 12:59 PM

Mr Experience.....

"front wing dramatically moving"

Could this be the same "illegal" flexible front wing that McLaren have protested so often !!


September 21, 2010 1:14 PM

h. the sudden twisting of vettels wing was due to an aero anomaly , not preiously identified. theis anomaly is a result of passing through the output of an ebd, and is being studied by ALL teams, in the interests of safety! further, mclaren had to stiffen THEIR wing and also THEIR floor, as did a number of other teams!

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