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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November 28, 2011 4:42 PM

Taz, yes conspiracy theories are popular on here but the biggest problem stems from those writing/commenting on things they do not understand or are not up to date on like inferring that things can be fixed on the car from the pits/garage by remote control, this is a total load of BS.


November 28, 2011 5:15 PM

Jack, I haven't seen/read your post which you say has been removed but yes what you seem to have been told is common occurrence in racing gearboxes particularly if they at RBR treat their gears by the process called isotropic super finishing which most top teams do.
This process was developed in the USA for military helicopters main rotor transmission gears.

No Cover up - Unregistered

November 28, 2011 7:23 PM

Team orders are legal.
So why would they come up with a gear box problem for vettel???????
Does anybody remember Shumi in a benetton at Barcelona in 94?
A quick driver will always be a quick driver.

Matt - Unregistered

November 28, 2011 11:06 PM

IF ...it were a manufactured failure, it were only necessary because Webber is so strongly opposed to benefiting from team orders.

IF ...it were a manufactured failure, it would be bloody stupid of Horner to fess up for so long as he intends keeping a working relationship with Webber.

pedrohustler - Unregistered

November 28, 2011 11:19 PM

giving horner the benefit of the doubt, had there been a legitimate problem one would still expect mark to be disappointed because he didnt fight for it.

regarding the fastest lap, the circuit only requires second gear at two corners. had he lost fourth or fifth gear the consequences would have been more apparent.

i actually think they finally would have let them both race properly because the prizes had already been given out. it would have been great to see which one of them was actually faster, especially seeings as mark didnt seem to have any problems with tyre degradation.

Matt - Unregistered

November 29, 2011 12:44 AM

No way this was fixed. Last race of the season, all cars using their last gearbox allocated which has already done 4 races and near it's life's end. Louts runs the RB gearbox right ? So that's 2 RB gearboxes that had trouble and 2 other cars.
Webber knew he didn't win in his own right but he knows after all the troubles he has had this year with unreliability and bad pit-stop calls by the team, that he deserved a bit of good luck for a change. He said he would rather of won with a battle with Seb.
Seb also is know for pushing his luck with troubles, remember Spain 2010 with the buggered brakes, he kept pushing and went off the track a few times with Rocky screaming at him to slow down !

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