F1 » Brabham: Webber 'has blown' F1 2010 title chance


The first man ever to claim F1 World Championship glory for Australia over half a century ago - Sir Jack Brabham - fears his compatriot Mark Webber may 'have blown' his only chance of emulating that feat with his Korean error

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107SS2009

October 30, 2010 12:25 PM

Fully agree Richard, SV'S engine had only 1600km so it had another 4/500km left (a full race distance plus some Friday testing left).
Nowadays things have changed such that when an engine is past its first race its deemed as having been proved and regarded as a good engine for the rest of its working life.
Contrary to the past designs a blown engine is expected more on its baptism then on its second or third race.
But no matter the manufacturing control there is that one off part that will let go from time to time.

BS - Unregistered

October 30, 2010 12:41 PM

That's just it. If Vettel was on a twice raced engine, why was he running it so aggressively on the limit in Korea? A more experienced driver would have managed it better, even if it meant coming second. Then lived to fight another day, with 50 points still up for grabs.

richard

October 30, 2010 1:01 PM

bs. he wasnt running it on the limit. he was controlling the race and NOT pushing. the engine is capable of running to over 20k rpm but is limited to 18k rpm. the engine was not under stress, hence the surprise at failure. a failure that renault have admitted was THEIRS. there was NO telemetry warning. there was NOTHING that seb could have done to prevent it blowing, so dont blame him!

Rattlehead

October 30, 2010 1:36 PM

@ Richard.
I know you follow Red Bull,so has there been any word on what caused Vettels engine to fail so spectacularly?
Did his pole lap have an effect??
It was an unexpected blow up,don't you think?

raja - Unregistered

October 30, 2010 2:00 PM

Lets hope Webber dont win jus cos he has the fastest car so much for the changes. Besides he has a nasty streak to his driving and crashes through idiocy far too often. He has taken a few cars off this season but I wont forget his intentional swipe off pole last season forget who it was against. No way this type of guy deserves to be crowned number1. He just dont have the minerals!

gonen6t - Unregistered

October 30, 2010 2:11 PM

Webber went onto a wet curb and spun. peroid. Has to be double nerve racking, just trying to navigate the course safely, to finish. These guys are used to all out, all are nothing. I for one, hope Webber wins it. Even if he doesn't, He has had a hell of a year.

Raja - Unregistered

October 30, 2010 2:34 PM

Hey gonen6t well done you clearly saw the race as we all did. Not holding the conditions against him although he was one of the only top drivers to get suckered by the wet kerb, must be good. I was however refering to all the other crashes but that one.

Also it was Barrichelo he swiped last year poor guy everyones trying to put him off the track. Webber is too rash, erratic, foul mouthed number of times his has sworn on live TV and not consistant. I hope this will be the closest he gets to the chamnpionship. Prob crash next race anyway

richard

October 30, 2010 2:39 PM

rattlehead. i follow ALL the teams, although i have a soft spot for rbr, as they brought a breath of fresh air into f1.
vettels engine went on to one bank of cylinders, without warning. this would seem to imply that the problem was failure of some electronic control, but i am not sure how this would have resulted in the spectacular detonation that we saw. it looked as if the crank or conrods punched a hole in the bottom of the casing. but it is odd, that apart from renault apology, there has been no other explanation.

bs. vettel still has 2 nearly new engines available.

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