F1 » Vettel victorious as title rivals tyre out


Sebastian Vettel led from the front to win both the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the 2010 F1 world championship as rivals Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber came up short.

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Uncle Sam - Unregistered

November 14, 2010 4:20 PM

@DontTalkShite here are your point by by point answers.
1. RBR did not pit during the safety car, because they wanted to run him deep into the race with a similar strategy as Vettel. Webber was a victim of a Tilke track where passing is nearly impossible. How many on-track passes happened today, 10 maybe?
2. The difference in tire wear could be a number of things but most likely is the cars aero package. Vettel was out front in clean air getting the maximum from his wings. Webber was mired in traffic and not able to utilize the wings to their greatest efficiency. The dirty air creates sliding, and sliding means increased wear.
3. Why would he mention his team mate, the drivers championship is an individual award.
There is no conspiracy, Red Bull is not Ferrari!

Drymaster - Unregistered

November 14, 2010 4:20 PM

Alonsos behaviour just showed once again my amazement on how anyone can be a fan of him. He may be a capable driver, but come on, gesturing an opponent bc you couuldnt pass him for position? What a selfrighteous turd.

jiffjoff - Unregistered

November 14, 2010 4:22 PM

Shows that team orders don't work an should remain banned. Red bull kept both their drivers in the champioship hunt until the last race and were then able to split the strategy, sell alonso a dummy then still go on to win the championship.. Ferrari who only backed 1 driver in the championship did not have the luxury of hedging their bets.

JOHN - Unregistered

November 14, 2010 4:23 PM

Obviously a good (if very costly- how much $$$ was pumped in?) one for RBR, no team orders, a clean fight despite favouritism towards Vettel (that wing 'incident' at Silverstone...etc). Just what F1 needed. Sad for Webber in what could've been his last & only chance of F1 glory but its how F1 goes. All credit to the nice but cheeky Vettel

shawn de sheeep - Unregistered

November 14, 2010 4:25 PM

nobody pulls the wool over shawn's eyes folks! webber pissed on his chips by openly criticizing his team after the british gp. He was bang on, but his employers didnt think so.It was all down hill from there.Red bull left it till well after the race restart to pit webber and knew alonso would follow Ferrari used to win titles by out witting rivals, but me and the rest of the flock down on the farm could have done a better strategy, and we couldent pass the 11+ between us ! vettel won the race fair and square,but now its anyones guess wether webber will be welcome at red bull as he has distanced himself from the team. Alonso didnt win by cheating so thats good, but poor webber must wonder where it all went wrong!
He didnt understand the political game and was too outspoken.best championship ever! baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaajavascript:insertTextCursor('comment',%20':)')

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