F1 » Extra time won't affect pecking order, claims Webber

Mark Webber has played down suggestions that the cancellation of the Bahrain GP will benefit Red Bull's F1 rivals.

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Firestorm - Unregistered

February 23, 2011 11:52 AM
Last Edited 1814 days ago

I don't agree.That is the case for Red Bull and Ferrari or even Renault which are running smoothly.But teams like McLaren and Mercedes will benefit to increse at least the reliability of their machines.


February 23, 2011 1:08 PM

Firestorm in essence if the teams have not got
themselves sorted by the expected date that was Bahrain they will be playing catch up all year.

They were set a program for testing and that is not going to change despite a circuit variation.


February 23, 2011 1:24 PM

Richard it is set down for the 22nd March and will
be recorded for T.V.

Should be a good show providing they give the guys a decent go and don't restrict them beyond commonsense.

6.127 KLM a lap of Bathurst is not to be missed and they will be doing 5.

Rob did you get out of the wrong side of bed.


February 23, 2011 1:42 PM

commodore. oops. should have realised that it would be when f1 in oz. i presume that the mclaren will be last years model, or even a 2009 car. but it seems a little strange to risk button a few days before the gp.
re webber, yes he speaks a little too candidly at times, but hey, thats webber!
in this case, he may be a little incorrect. several teams , mclaren and merc inparticular, have been having problems. an extra two weeks will help them to be more on pace, than they would have been at bahrain. just hope that the bulls and ferrari can also progress further, in that time.


February 23, 2011 1:57 PM

Richard you could run one of our V8 Supercars of a cliff and still hop out smiling as they are so safe. Fabian Coulthard proved that at Bathurst last year

As to what model McLaren I have no idea.

As for Mark providing he speaks candid and believes what he says I find that good. I personally am sick to death of political correctness when it comes to Motorsport.


February 23, 2011 5:06 PM

I don't see the extra two weeks giving an advantage to any team, as I have posted the other day, those that have problems will have an extra two weeks to try and solve them BUT WITHOUT THE ALL IMPORTANT MILEAGE, and those who have accumulated the mileage and either sorted their problems or had no problems will not be standing still they will try to further improve an already sorted fast car, remember that there is a big difference in trying to solve reliability problems and at the same time trying to make the car faster from trying to make an already reliable and fast car faster.

Kiko - Unregistered

February 23, 2011 5:21 PM

Commodore, have you forgotten about:

Ashley Cooper
Mark Porter

But yeah, as you say, those V8's must be pretty safe. If the Coulthard indicent is the barrel roll at Bathurst then its easy to get out of a roll unhurt because there are lots of smaller impacts taking away and absorbing energy.

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