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Mark Webber says he feels the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix will be an interesting affair

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April 19, 2012 9:10 AM

webber seems to overlook the fact that in ALL three races so far this year, he has started ahead of seb, but on each occassion seb has ended up running ahead of him. once until a piece of bad luck (nk) took him out, and once due to tyres giving up. webber still needs to lift his game and get ahead of seb ON MERIT.

Chris - Unregistered

April 19, 2012 9:35 AM

I'm a Seb fan myself but Mark has been getting the most out of the car than Seb, still give Mark credit for being consistent though, I have a feeling it'll be the driver that's the most consistent that takes the championship.

j - Unregistered

April 19, 2012 9:39 AM

@richard - vettel's tyres giving up was due to 'strategy', not bad luck. context my friend. and in malaysia they held webber up in the pits an extra 5 seconds because of traffic, letting vettel get past.

in australia was the only time he got past webber on merit, and it was a good, punchy first few laps that did it.

Steve - Unregistered

April 19, 2012 10:04 AM

I think its fair to say that Webber finished ahead of Vettel in China on merit. They both had clean races while on different strategies. To say otherwise is a bit silly.


April 19, 2012 10:34 AM

**roach. i am far too old to adore any driver! but unfortunately the final result does not always reflect performance. seb was able to preserve his tyres until two laps from the end, and when they did go off, he managed them far better than kimi. yes, strategy played a part, but isnt that what MODERN f1 is all about. the simple fact is that , strategy or not, in all three races, seb worked his way ahead of webber. in china, came from 15th to 2nd before dropping to 5th. i dont think that any other driver made such progress. webber went from fifth to fourth!
i agree that rejects comment was idiotic. webber is a good driver, but experience has shown that he is not a top driver.


April 19, 2012 11:43 AM

bruce. that is a ridiculous statement! webber was the first to stop, so obviously he would drop down the field, but as all the other cars ahead of him then, made their first stop, order was restored! if you dont understand that, then you shouldnt be watching f1!

Bruce - Unregistered

April 19, 2012 1:19 PM

Lol so going by your philosophy richard wasn't Vettels race exactly the same???? I saw vettel pass 4 cars. Mark passed at least double that. Perhaps its YOU that doesn't understand.......


April 19, 2012 1:42 PM
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I think Vettel just has to get use to driving a car which has much less grip than what was at his disposal in 2011. Mark for me is a driver who is more at home with conventional behaving f1 car and the RB7 was not that at all, Vettel understood better than Mark how to get the best out of a car that just griped the track the more you gave it gas even through the chicanes the car was a modern marvel.

Unfortunately for Vettel and Red Bull the RB8 achieves much of its down force by the air flow passing over the the sloping side pods and forcing the exhaust gasses down toward the side of the diffuser and the rear of the wheels. This is generating nowhere near the same amount down force as the RB7 could due to its design which caused a pressure drop under the car and causing a lot more down force and more grip which helped Vettel so much. For Vettel its back to basics of trying to get a feel for a more conversational aero f1 car something Webber seems to be doing. Maybe this why Vettel is r

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