F1 » Webber questioned tyre call, but admits it paid off


Mark Webber has praised Red Bull Racing's brave call to call him in for new tyres on lap four of the Singapore GP - even if he doubted the wisdom of the decision at the time.

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107SS2009

September 27, 2010 6:12 PM

Lucifer, the wheel rim was not damaged, the tyre was displaced on the rim, the Bridgestone tyre boss said that it was only 5 millimetres away from coming off the rim and so losing all its air and that he never seen anything like it.
MW was a very lucky man indeed.

richard

September 27, 2010 6:43 PM

you can see the movement of the tyre on the photos of the wheel at the end. but you should see lulus rim. it is shattered with ugly shards of metal protruding. webber is extremely lucky that his tyre was not instantly sliced (see photos on f1technical)

107SS2009

September 27, 2010 9:02 PM

You being with Mark on the questionable call to come in puts you in the right too as it's part of the article, but so were we talking about the rim/tyre.
And as for (should we talk about the Prince?) you are one bright kid Rob!

Admirable. - Unregistered

September 28, 2010 9:52 AM

Excellent interview, polite yet direct, respectful of both his team and rivals, doesn't give himself any credit for the part he played in making the strategy work by pushing hard and passing people after the safety car.

I really hope this guy gets the title, he deserves it and will be a credit to the sport as WDC.

PS, have to admit that Jenson has surprised me in this respect this year also. Has conducted himself very well as defending champion both on and off track.

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