F1 » 'Things can change very, very quickly,' warns Horner

Whilst lauding Sebastian Vettel's performance to triumph in Monaco as 'awesome' and 'a world champion's drive', Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner insists nothing can be taken for granted in F1 2011

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JJJ - Unregistered

June 01, 2011 4:07 PM

I'm not so sure of Vettel's Monaco skills.

In 08 he was slower than Bourdais in qualifying (did get a 5th in the calamitous race though), in 09 he crashed into the wall (but did outqualify Webber that time), in 2010 he trailed Webber by quite some margin all weekend and last weekend, sure he won the race but only by the skin of his teeth with a lot of luck. The quali lap was good but the difference to the other teams not nearly as great as on the other tracks...

Can't help but feel it was the car more than the driver, but I guess we'll see in the following years if I'm just hatin' irrationally.

MK - Unregistered

June 01, 2011 4:28 PM

JJJ, a lot of luck? Did we see the same race? That pit stop almost destroyed his race, otherwise he'd have won it easily. It was his ability to keep the same set of tyres for more than 50 laps that kept his chances alive until the big crash near the end. The red flag and the rules did help him, but still, not only luck gave him this win.

MK - Unregistered

June 01, 2011 4:30 PM

I see the quali lap from another angle. Even on a track that doesn't favour the RB7, he still managed to get pole by 0s4 over Jenson. Besides, we can't expect them to be always 1s ahead. The margin has been smaller before this season.

pitstop - Unregistered

June 01, 2011 4:42 PM

Horner and Newy know they are in big trouble when that blown exuast finally does come off because that piece of metal is their golden prize.Richard,see all the fun the bulls were having at that pool party and all without Webber who was nowhere to be seen.

Butterfly - Unregistered

June 01, 2011 7:07 PM

The blown exhaust system is not their problem, the engine mapping allowing the engine to be revved at 100pc when under braking is the clever bit. Still, they will continue to have the most reliable car out there, and, probably, the fasterst.

If Vettel doesn't brake a leg or something I don't see how he can lose the title this year.


June 01, 2011 7:21 PM

newbie. i answered your point a day or so again. if mark wants to go off and sulk, and not be a team player, that is his perogative. but it says a lot about him, unfortunately.
and as for the ebd. it has not been banned as yet. it is to be discussed. banning it would mess up the season for those who have legitimately designed their cars around such technology, and fia surely will not want to to force re design on several teams. it is not against the rules.just like ddd, it would probably be banned from end of year.

pitstop - Unregistered

June 01, 2011 8:45 PM

Richard,Mark might not be sulking but just be darn right angry because he is probably thinking the same thing as me,Flav and lots of other people that his car is being sabotaged on purpose every race weekend.I think it's the bulls getting their own back on Mark for what he has said in the past,and if that is the case then it is really sad because he was only saying what he really believes.

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