F1 » Webber chases stronger grid slot

Mark Webber aims to qualify well and score big in China

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FreeJack - Unregistered

April 11, 2012 7:28 PM

Let's see it, Mark. That comeback from 18th to 3rd last year in Shanghai was awesome, but I would rather see you get a quality start and run from the front to begin with.


April 12, 2012 5:25 AM

Don't write Mark off Sunny on his starts.

Yes they have been dismal.

Between Sepang and Shanghai Mark has spent his time in Aust however returned to the U.K. with a view to have this particular flaw rectified together with having some simulator time.

Mark is quick and solid and even you surely can not dispute that factor. The car has let Seb and he down.

Shanghai relies a lot on Straight Line Speed and hopefully from my perspective RBR have found a solution to this where they are also lacking.

OFF TOPIC: Their is a big story downhere about the Lotus Deal.Should hit your airwaves to-night our time


April 12, 2012 5:53 AM
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I hope you're right and he has rectified his start issues. I have always thought Mark is a good qualifier, but there is no doubt in my mind his achilles heal in last last couple of seasons has been his starts and the first couple of corners.


April 12, 2012 11:39 AM

Googs he recognises and acknowledges this
flaw in his technique and he and the team
are working together to make it go away.

Mark went from last to 3rd last year at Shanghai
and that shows determination and competancy,

I have seen a very relaxed Mark Webber in the last couple of weeks and stress free.

The same could not be said for this time last year.


April 12, 2012 5:38 PM

Commodore, I certainly want write MW off neither on the race starts nor as regards the championship (only a fool will), in fact last week I was saying that the top five teams/ten cars/ten drivers have everything to play for re the championship regardless of the results of the first two races.
Re MW'S race starts (last year), a lot of people were instigating/theorising, RB the team, electronics/software programming/the system (clutch) and what not, I have always maintained that the problem was MW himself, in fact I am convinced that this year MW will not go through the same problem, now that the FIA has clamped down on the drivers having to imprint a race start simulation into the untie stall soft ware.

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