F1 » Marko: This proves Interlagos decision was justified


Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr. Helmut Marko points out that had Red Bull Racing caved in and switched its two drivers around in the Brazilian Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso would now be F1 2010 World Champion

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ste - Unregistered

November 15, 2010 5:49 PM

“I guess that's what happens when you have a couple of other team-mates,” Hamilton quipped.

Really Lewis? If you wanna make a quote like that, then how about last year when Button had you and Heikki, plus Adrian & Tonio/Giancarlo to protect his championship as you all had Mercedes engines? And you failed this year with Nico & Michael if you claim this fact. The Renault guys had very strong races in Abu Dhabi and didn't move aside for anybody, and Vettel won outright so don't make quotes like that.

Olek - Unregistered

November 15, 2010 6:38 PM

Well done Dr. Evil! Your mini-me is the champ and you got to be on the podium when it should have been horner or the owner. In your evil scheme you forgot to don a non white shirt or was it your plan all along to blind the world with your awful manboobs?

Fule

November 15, 2010 6:56 PM
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Not being a fan of any driver, rather a fan of racing, it should be noted that young Vettel won his championship fairly.
Marko's afirmation is nonetheless one that proves his bias - to which extent this bias has prevailed within RBR is unknown and can only be speculated upon. Any fool can be a genius with the benefit of hindsight.
Hamilton's comments were unnecessary, and should have been kept within Mclaren.

Alan D - Unregistered

November 15, 2010 7:08 PM

I saw the interview where Hamilton made that comment and it was pretty clear it was just an off the cuff remark of a driver who was frustrated at being stuck behind a Renault and was being bombarded with questions. It wasn't really clear who he was talking about and I thought he was referring to the Toro Rossos. The interviewer asked him if he was suggesting that the Renaults were deliberately driving defensively to try to help the Red Bulls and he quickly said no, that wasn't what he meant. Please remember, these guys are paid to drive, not to write speeches.

I Win - Unregistered

November 15, 2010 7:09 PM

I wonder how much Marko's obvious bias changed the results of the team.

Well done to Seb though. I would have preferred Webber to win, but he made his own mistakes to lose the title and for whatever reason just didn't have the pace and made mistakes in the last few races.

blzbub

November 15, 2010 8:27 PM

red bull could have probably backed either of the drivers and wrapped up the drivers title a while back, but lucky for the fans that they didnt, it would have been tough to tell vettel, who genererally would be ahead of webber when he managed to finish, dr marko though cant claim too much credit when the real star of the year was adrian newey's rb6, it was almost 'too good' for the team

Andre - Unregistered

November 15, 2010 8:55 PM

Mark's destiny was in his own hands regardless of Helmut's level of influence. Mark could have wrapped the title up well before the last race, but he failed.
**** happens.

Yes the car was damn fast...outright speed also means your pushing the limits more, thus the cars broke often. There is so much that goes into winning a title, driver or team, that it isn't fair to say it was all because of the car.

karl - Unregistered

November 15, 2010 9:51 PM

The thing that baffles my mind, is why mark webber want to race on this team next year, is he dumb or that desperate that he feels he can't get another quality drive in another team.

And please don't bring the excuse of " where is he going to find a car like that"

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