F1 » Gritty Webber makes best of a bad situation


A KERS-less Mark Webber found the going tough indeed in today's Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang, but the Red Bull Racing star determinedly made a risky strategy pay off to recover to fourth at the chequered flag

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Marybeth - Unregistered

April 10, 2011 7:52 PM

So..his Kers didn't work from the beginning. I wonder if this is like taking the nose off his car a la Silverstone...? In Australia he had speed, right up until Q3. I wonder what they will do to him next...?

Kozeyekan

April 10, 2011 11:50 PM

a lot of bitterness on crash towards Webber. Fact is that he did not use KERS once during the race because it failed, meaning he was swamped at the start.
To then recover from tenth into the first corner to finishing fourth is an amazing drive. His move on Massa was gutsy and full of finesse.
I'd imagine that with KERS, he'd have been on the podium.
Compare it to Hamilton and Alonso (probably the top two drivers in skill on the track) and how their days turned out with much fewer mechanical issues and it shows how Mark drove above himself yesterday.

Sparky62 - Unregistered

April 10, 2011 11:55 PM

You guys are complete and utter ****ers. It was not an excuse, it was a FACT. Even the onboard telemetry shown on TV showed kers was not working. It had failed at the end of qualifying so they knew it might fail in the race as well so that is why they had the four stop strategy already planned. Instead of praising the bloke for keeping his cool and using his exceptional driving talent to get 4th place you still feel it necessary to heap crap upon him. Not only did it mean far slower speed down the straight, his braking power was also substantially reduced. His was the drive of the race.

Jagworth - Unregistered

April 11, 2011 12:26 AM

Kozeyekan & Sparky62 you are both right, Richard have you ever driven? give credit where due mate. Yes Vettel was the man of the day, we all know he IS quick & all the cards fell right for him, well done Seb. Lewis & Alonso tripped over each other in a racing incident which didn't need penalty, they both got squarely beaten by team mates on the day. Had Webber's KERS worked off the line he would likely have been on the podium in a 1-2 finish for RBR. Mark's dicing with Koby & his pass on Massa were testament to his ability & in the last laps he was all over Heidfield until Heidfield hit his KERS button, Mark could have thrown it at Heidfield but kept his cool gaining valuable Constructors points for the team and for himself. Good race.

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