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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Alan D - Unregistered

November 15, 2010 10:07 PM

Karl, there are not that many spare seats around at the moment. Rubens was in a good drive last year, did well in the WDC, and the best he could find this year was the Williams. as it happens, the Williams was pretty well on par with the Mercedes, but that was a bit of a surprise to most people, both that the Williams ws that good and the Merc that poor. So where would Webber be likely to move to, that doesn't want him to bring a big pot of advertising dish with him? No seats at Mclaren. Apparently none at Ferrari. No seats at Mercedes. Possibly one at Renault.

Mark _

November 15, 2010 10:49 PM

If Webber goes to Renault presumably it would be to replace Petrov. It is better to be the #2 at RBR than the #2 at Renault. For that matter it is better to be the #2 at RBR than the #1 at Renault.

Alan D - Unregistered

November 15, 2010 11:18 PM

Mark, have to agree with that. I think Webber would be quite happy being the black sheep at Red Bull. He seems to drive better when he is driving to make a point.

Pete - Unregistered

November 16, 2010 12:18 AM

I think Jenson showed this year how important a car is, and how smart he was to get out of mercedes. If Button had had just a bit more speed, he stayed out of more trouble than all the other top drivers, and he would have had a shot at the title. Webber's got to know that Vettel may be faster, but still not consistent. His best chance is with RBR and Adrian Newey. That man should have his own damn trophy for this season.

Googolplex

November 16, 2010 5:16 AM

What was going on with Webber's car last weekend. Had the Evil Dr Marko given his car a micky finn or was it just that Webber choked and couldn't drive as fast as usual. Webber seemed to struggle in qualifying and to stay with Alonso - even when he was being held up by Petrov.

blzbub

November 16, 2010 8:16 AM

during the season, everytime there was any turmoil or public outcry concerning red bull, webber would get the result on track, the outcry towards the end of the season was for red bull to support webber, there didnt seem to be too much confidence that he could do the job without vettels help, and for a driver who has a reputation as a strong qualifier, the last time he outqualified vettel was in spa, 7 races ago, going into a championship decider with that sequence may have just been too much for him

Phil C. - Unregistered

November 16, 2010 8:46 AM

@ blzbub. Yep, your right it was 7 races ago that Mark outqualified Seb. Which was the race after Seb got Marks car that Mark had won several races in and clearly felt comfortable.

The reality is that the average difference in qualifying with the exception of the last race was 1/10th a second.

Calvin _

November 16, 2010 10:30 AM
Last Edited 1385 days ago

20/20 hindsight is a wonderful thing.

As for Marko, I believe that the weakest part of the RBR team is the management. The drivers are good and the car is great. Why didn't they wrap it up races ago? They're all coming out of the woodwork now saying that they're the greatest and how it's just the start. Most people could see that, but wondered how they kept managing to f*** it up all the time.

blzbub

November 16, 2010 10:30 AM

phil c, you are right, they have beem close, final practice and q2, the difference was 2 tenths, in q3 the difference in sector 1 and 3 was a tenth, sector two saw him lose 3.5 tenths and be thirteenth comparared to vettels fifth, it 'really' may just have been a scruffy lap

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