F1 » Webber ponders 'what ifs' on team's day


Mark Webber reuses to let thoughts of what might have been take the gloss off another triumphant weekend for Red Bull Racing.

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107SS2009

October 17, 2011 5:12 PM

Webber should not wonder/ponders but worry that a different tactics could most probably have given him a better result.
As I said yesterday it was a mistake to pit him with Lulu as at that time he was much faster than Lulu (tyres) (exampleand Alonso) chances were he would have jumped him and as we have seen there wasn't much difference between the mclaren and his bull and it would have been as difficult for Lulu to overtake him as much as it was for Webber.

Linda - Unregistered

October 17, 2011 7:56 PM

He was surely told Hamilton was pitting in front of him. Dont know how much discussion they have but if he wanted to go further why did he not discuss it with engineer and stay out. It's F1 not IF. Too many could have's and if only's spouted by drivers as was of excuses.

FreeJack - Unregistered

October 17, 2011 8:30 PM

Pitting at the same time as Hamilton, when he was obviously comfortable and felt the tires could go at least another lap, was a mistake...bottom line. The Speed commentators were on it immediately, wondering why they would box Webber at the same time as Hamilton. I think his team just made a bad call, there. He ended up getting the pass after what was a really great battle, it was disappointing that he gave it right back. Still, Hamilton/Webber made the race worth watching.

Tommo - Unregistered

October 18, 2011 1:16 AM

You could say MW has had an almost LH like reputation with the team requests lately. It would not be a good idea to stop listening to what the team want as no doubt RBR wanted the WCC home and hosed and they needed both cars to come good. Granted, yes MW could have driven off and flagged the'box but in the end RBR pay the bills and now that both WDC and WCC are locked away by RBR we may see some miraculous improvements in pit staregy and launch settings in MW car all of a sudden. I am not a conspiracy theorist but sometimes its just hard not to think that way and RBR have done nothing to help you think otherwise.

Dario - Unregistered

October 18, 2011 3:01 AM

I don't believe it was Webber's decision to come in, judging by his comments and demeanor.

Watching the BBC Forum, the whole team is chanting for the group photo, Webber is visibly disinterested, barely raising his arm. When done, he gets up and walks away while Vettel is raised on a few mechanics' shoulders.

He's p1ssed, and showing it while not being too obvious. Putting on a brave face.

107SS2009

October 18, 2011 3:27 AM

Free jack, the speed commentators were on it! There are a lot (looks like the biggest lot) that watches F1 than there is another lot that FOLLOWS F1 the difference can be seen if you go have a look at the top left of my previous post.

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