F1 » Gearbox problem was genuine, insists Horner

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner maintains that there were no underhand tactics at work in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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Taz - Unregistered

November 28, 2011 1:03 PM

Well I saw a shot in the garage of Vettel's telemetry, another identical screen (GUI layout) which I assume was Webbers car, a lot of the indicators of Vettel's screen were red where they were yellow on the other screen. Maybe it's something else but it did catch my eye.

Conspiricy theories are popular here so I suspect he's wasting his breath.

Bystander - Unregistered

November 28, 2011 1:06 PM

Much as I don't trust Horner as far as I could throw him, if you're going to fix a result there are much, much subtler and more belieavable ways to do it.

Somehow it just sounds too much like b*llocks to b*llocks, you know?


November 28, 2011 1:07 PM
Last Edited 1613 days ago

CRASH....What is wrong with you?

I made a perfectly reasonable comment regarding the possibilty of running an F1 box without oil based on the information given to me by someone that actually builds them.

What did you do??? Yes you deleted it because it presumably doesn't fit with your allegiances.

EDIT by CRASH.NET! Inapropriate remark removed. See the thread 'Vettel does awesome job'.


November 28, 2011 1:08 PM

taz. seb also had an off-track excursion due to gear problems. some just do not want to accept that he handled the problem well! but as i said on another thread, if mark was the one with the problem, the same posters would be shouting that it was deliberate so as to favour seb!
lets start a new conspiracy...senna deliberately ran into schumi so as to handicap him...... anymore suggestions?

Taz - Unregistered

November 28, 2011 1:13 PM


You can't beat a good conspiricy theory, the ones doing teh rounds about McLaren hobbling Hamiltons car to let button will a while back were priceless.

As with all conspiricy theorists when you point out the facts they don't want to hear them.

Think that one was a little bit more Senna's fault, Schumacher give him a little squeeze but he'd made the move. Racing incident really.


November 28, 2011 1:20 PM
Last Edited 1613 days ago

That gearbox might of had a minor issue, but to compete at that level and finish the race without oil just defies belief. Got to love the track though, so brutal that it eats trannys.

Jules - Unregistered

November 28, 2011 2:57 PM

It is quite evident Seb gave Mark the win with that gearbox bs. I Seb really had a gearbox problem, he would not have been able to set fastest sector or lap times. This is F1 where cars are only tenths apart from each other. If Seb really had a problem, he would not have been able to set fastest sectors and Button would have been much closer considering he caught up and overtook Alonso. The main giveaway was Mark Webber's body language when he got out of the car after he won. If he had truly won it based on his own merit, he would have been more elated. That was a hollow win for Mark and he knew it. Mark is a true sportsman and would have cherish a win if he beat Seb on his own and not been handed a win.

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