F1 » Vettel: We have nothing to be afraid of

Runaway F1 2011 World Championship leader Sebastian Vettel insists Red Bull Racing has 'nothing to be afraid of' with the impending off-throttle blown-diffuser ban - even if FP1 in Valencia suggested differently...

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Rob01 - Unregistered

June 24, 2011 10:07 PM

Practice is all it was. Mark isn't near the speed as to what we will see in qualifying. We now have Vettel not afraid. We have Newey hot under the collar. And no comment from the number two driver on the subject. Add the fact that Vettel toured a Silverstone spec car today at over 2 seconds off the pace and you get the picture. It will effect them as planned by FIA. This all adds up to a lot of worrying these boys are doing.

USF1_Fan - Unregistered

June 24, 2011 10:26 PM

I'm still not convinced that Red Bull is more afraid than any other. Right off the top- 2.5 slower than MW means around 2 slower than the other top teams. And we have no idea how they may be affected. Or what else RBR may come up with to gain time back.

It will be interesting to see what happens though I still think the mid-season change is a bad idea.

devilsadvocate - Unregistered

June 25, 2011 12:49 AM

On almost every forum I have read today, the general assumption was Vettel had a considerable fuel load on board this morning, so you could read the results as he is as fast or faster than the field running post silverstone illegal kit on light fuel loads... I don't really catch any worry on Seb's part from any interviews from today, quite the opposite I see the self confident joking trying to pretend that he felt disadvantaged which we saw in Australia when he liesurely stomped on everyone in quali and race without KERS even in the car.

Dee - Unregistered

June 25, 2011 3:47 AM

Adding to devilsadvocate's post, Vettel did say at the end of the story that they were running the medium tyres for the session only, so you can knock at least another second or more of the difference due to that alone. Yes, they'll be slower, but certainly not 2.5 seconds slower than now. And at least they're testing the new set-up. How are McLaren and Ferrari going go perform being behind in the new spec testing stakes?

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