F1 » Vettel: Today we were not good enough

Sebastian Vettel: We would have loved to have been closer to the front, but in Q3 I wasn't happy with my lap. I made a mistake at the beginning and lost some time, so that was down to me...

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SHAKEN - Unregistered

March 17, 2012 4:47 PM

Its a bit of a shock. Still its only the first race and he may yet do what he did last year. One thing's for sure, RBR will be working frantic to give him the car....

Dee - Unregistered

March 17, 2012 5:04 PM

Webber out-qualified Vettel despite not having KERS? In the past, Webber has always got the most out of some very poor cars (Minardi, Jag and Williams), where as when Red Bull put together a beautiful car last year, Vettel was dominant. It will be interesting to see how things pan out this year between the two drivers. I think it will be much, much closer between them this year than it was last year.

Pole Position - Unregistered

March 17, 2012 5:54 PM

U weren't good enough today because u didn't have the RB7. U know that car that sticks to the road like glue. Mark out qualified u today because of that. He is an old school driver who knows how to drive a car without all that grip. Only the really skilled drivers will be able to handle the new regulations and I'm really not sure where u fit in. I guess time will tell.

Robwal - Unregistered

March 17, 2012 6:23 PM

Anyone know if Vettel had KERS problems?, if not Mark should immediately leave redbullmanure racing citing breach of contract (equal treatment/equipment, yeah right, my left buttock).
This has happened far too often, only to Webber, at critical times (qualifying, race starts) to be a coincidence or "bad luck".

Tealeaf - Unregistered

March 17, 2012 6:31 PM

Well Seb was good enough to win races and championships in the RB6, RB5 and the Torro Rosso so it's not only the RB7, today the car and him wasn't at 1 with eachother and even if he had found a good setup the raw pace of the car was over 1/2 a second slower than the Mclaren so not much he could do.
A good start is required then maybe Seb can find his way on the podium if Grosjean and Schuey fade in the race, but 1 bad start and the Australian GP is finished for him as the midfield battle wouldn't be a easy 1.


March 17, 2012 7:53 PM

robwal. i seem to remember that on a number of occassions in the last few years, when seb had kers glitches, he still was able to qualify and/or finish ahead of webber. funny, when webber has a problem, there are claims of deliberate sabotage, and when seb has problems, it is all said to be his own fault.


March 17, 2012 8:10 PM

I'm saying it again, in what is probably Webber's final season at Red Bull he will be like Eddie Irvine in his final season at Ferrari.
If his Red Bull team are ready to support him, expect Webber to have a strong year, even outperforming his teammate.

Robwal - Unregistered

March 17, 2012 8:25 PM

Richard please list all the times Vettel had TOTAL KERS failure last year.
The answer, as you know, was never. Strange how Vettel's KERS glitches never actually resulted in his inability to use it.
Vettel, as per usual was able to use his KERS in all three qualifying sessions yesterday.
Mark was able to use his in Q1 and Q2, but just before the start of Q3 it mysteriously went awol, before Webber had the chance to further embarrass the goldenboy by claiming a possible P2 start.


March 17, 2012 8:39 PM

robwal. i said "over the last few years". last year, there were occassions when one or other car had kers problems, and there was at least one race when sebs kers had to be closed down. i dont remember which race, but it did happen.

and as for quali today, seb had a quick off on his fast lap and so lost a little time, so his position does not reflect his possible speed. not saying that he would have been on pole, but he did not have a perfect lap. race could be different.

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