F1 » Webber disappointed with 'scrappy' last run

Mark Webber: Sometimes you see Seb's lap and you go, 'wow you can't do that', he did a good lap for sure today, but I didn't feel like I got the most out of it when it counted.

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w00dsy - Unregistered

November 13, 2011 1:27 AM

'he slipped back to fourth and will now line up behind his Red Bull team-mate, Sebastian Vettel, who is again on pole'

since when does 4th line up behind 1st?

Tommo - Unregistered

November 13, 2011 7:02 AM

i think he meant on the grid but yeah not sure what he means by being behind SV maybe he meant 3rd on the grid. the grids are staggered diagonal:
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dunno. MW concedes the feats SV pulls from an "equal" car are amazing, however, i admire his admission that SV is superior but in this team it would be prudent to analyze further what SV does that in fact makes him always one better. the term "equal" car is further than the truth its not even a true comment. i know there are some ex motorsport and ex kart guys here that will concede that no matter how much a "winning" car is setup, it wont always mean that driver will drive it like the one before and achieve the same results. CH said the team will be built around SV and RB7 has proven this. MW needs to adapt and my lord he is trying. @ CommodoreS, adversities is an understatement, he must be the most cool headed Aussie i ever had the chance to meet, given his dramas in 2011. i hope tonight F1 isn't another snor


November 13, 2011 7:51 AM

A team will (strive) to produce and arrive at a race with as much as possible two technically identical cars the cars will be in standard settings perceived to be the best for a particular type of track and tyres that are going to be used.
When action starts the garage is split in two each driver having a race engineer and a set of mechanics, each will do their best to make the driver as comfortable as possible driving the car (as fast as possible) by altering settings here and there according to the driver wishes.
As long as there is no mechanical or technical defect's it's all in the hands of the driver as per his wishes/preferances.


November 13, 2011 8:03 AM

A team will be wise to as early as possible identify the driver that is most likely to get the best results so that they can divert the bulk of their concentration on him and that is the way it should be (it's the best way for a team) it's up to any one of the two drivers to try his best to put himself in the leading position, the driver that looses out on this position will normally suffer mental farts from time to time a recent example is Lulu at mclaren.

ron'sgoldenboy - Unregistered

November 13, 2011 8:49 AM

"Suffer mental farts from time to time"

Hmmm, can you define time to time? Because i'm sure no wins in one of the great cars in a year is long time to long time.

The excuses people come up with for a driver who underperform just because he is a nice bloke makes me laugh.


November 13, 2011 9:23 AM

Racecars are setup for how each driver likes it ,so are as a rule not at all identical -contrary to what a certain Hamiphobic on here drivels on about . .
At this high level of technical engineering even relatively small differences make a MASSIVE difference to the characteristics of how a racecar behaves - they can differ as much as chalk from cheese ..


November 13, 2011 10:20 AM

Ron, actually Lulu's brain farts this season were so frequent that they out to have been classed as most of the time.
Hot laps, I was trying to show how wrong some on here are when they infer that a team will deliberately or not give one driver an inferior car.

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