F1 » Vettel gamble pays off in Monaco lottery

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing speculated that one pit-stop would be enough to win the Monaco GP and, with a little help, it was.

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F1Fan - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 5:02 PM

Surely Mclaren have cost themselves victory here? Indeed, at the end of the season, will it be whether or not Vettel has been mighty, which is the case, or have teams failed to capitalise on Red bull's errors?

DoodleFish - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 5:08 PM

I don't think Sutil can be blamed entirely for the accident, He didn't mean to crash into the barrier and cause the pile up!! But at least no-one was seriously hurt and Sutil managed to carry on.

Llort Murof - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 5:23 PM

At the end of the season when vettel has double the points of 2nd place webber, I dont think this will be on mclarens mind.....

Also how is a one stop strategy a gamble with over taking now apparently banned, unless of course you do it artificially by the touch of a button.....

FiatBater - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 5:29 PM

I turned it off after hearing they were allowed new tyres - made the second part totally meaningless and irrelevant. Vettel and alonso would perhaps have slid off and Hamilton black flagged for dangerous bodywork - so what! - all part of the "sport".

Drymaster - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 5:41 PM

Hold on a second, a red flag is highly unusual in this situation, normally they wouldve lapped behind SC with maybe 2-3 laps of running till the end. In that time it was highly unlikely that Alonso wouldve been able to pass Vettel considering he hadn't managed to do it in 15 laps.

On the other hand, were the rules such that you couldn't change tyres and it was a standing start, and Vettel wouldve been eaten at the start with his shot tyres, I don't think many wouldve said Vettel was robbed bc of the exception of red flag.


May 29, 2011 6:53 PM

it appears that at first stop, there was a mix up, and instead of supersofts, seb was given softs. he then elected to use this set for the rest of the race. 56 laps on softs!!
i am not sure if all cars were fitted with new tyres for the sprint to the flag, or whether these were the same tyres, being kept warm. apart from that, i was surprised to see y=that mclaren were allowed to rebuild lulus car, on the grid. if the race had been restarted earlier, the car would have been in a dismantled state. glad to see he got another penalty. pity he didnt lose a position because of it!

Kaah - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 6:56 PM

It's clear:

41.4 Whilst the race is suspended:
. neither the race nor the timekeeping system will stop, however, in accordance with Article 5.3 the length of the race suspension will be added to the maximum two hour period.
. cars may be worked on once they have stopped on the grid or entered the pits but any such work must not impede the resumption of the race.
. only team members and officials will be permitted on the grid.

It is allowed. Accept it and be happy.

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