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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Carl A H Martin - Unregistered

November 16, 2010 10:59 AM

This is a direct quote from Marko.. 'All we knew when going into this race is that, had we had a team order in Brazil, we would have been going into this race with only one driver with a chance instead of two - and probably the wrong driver.' No team tactics!!

IanO - Unregistered

November 16, 2010 12:05 PM

I was so sorry that Mark Webber couldn't step up to the plate in Abu Dhabi and show them, because I think the effect of his qualifying 5th and racing to 8th, thus allowing Dr. Marko and Red Bull in general go on to crow about Interlagos, etc, is of greater long-term detriment to Mark than simply not being World Champion, had it been a closer fight. I think the Abu Dhabi event alone has screwed up his chances at Red Bull next year and he is going to have to find something extraordinary over the winter to shake the number two moniker which seems to be falling over him like a blanket. I for one, hope that he does find it!

richard

November 16, 2010 8:31 PM

calvin. my second name mut be marko. i made an almost identical analysis last week. leaving two drivers in contention was totally correct, even though one of these (vettel) had only an outside chance of the title. even though it was an unlikely event, it actually paid off. the bulls would have come away without the title due to webber bottling it. dietrich is a completely honest team owner, and if he wanted the drivers to race each other, then marko was carrying out his wishes. marko raced f1 at a time when team orders were basically non existent. you mightn't like him, but thats your problem. why not savour a great race and a great season?

Rob01 - Unregistered

November 16, 2010 8:51 PM

Richard, this must be the new world of F1 according to Todt. You must remember that team orders have played a huge part of F1 for many years. If this is the way things are going then I expect that we will soon get 2 pitboxes. And yes, Red Bull deserves both titles. Hands down.

richard

November 16, 2010 9:01 PM

rob. the two pit boxes is a great idea, but the problem is that the pit complex would have to be twice as long, and most road circuits wont accomodate that. now if only todt can find a way to totally ban team orders!
maybe a start would be to ban car/pit communication.

incidentally, i was at a classic car show at the weekend, and saw sennas lotus (camel) 90t. it had a diffuser, though not a dd! otherwise, it was rather rough and ready.

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