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Sebastian Vettel remains coy amid suggestions he may have been close to running out of fuel in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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richard

April 23, 2012 7:50 PM
Last Edited 850 days ago

unclebrad. he stopped for a swig of red bull. that gave him wings to run down the pit lane!

but what was chapmans mantra? oh yes, the car could demolish itself once it crossed the finish line.

and did you hear seb being told to use his "push to pass" button. apparently the bull does not run normally at 18000rpm, and the push to pass button allows a few extra revs.

Optimaximal - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 9:01 AM

'and did you hear seb being told to use his "push to pass" button. apparently the bull does not run normally at 18000rpm, and the push to pass button allows a few extra revs.'

Nearly all the cars run at less than full power for the entire race to save engine life and fuel (apart from maybe the Cosworths that need everything to just keep up). They only turn up the wick when needed. McLaren obfuscate their calls over Team Radio by referring to steering wheel settings, for example.

To be honest, calling it 'push-to-pass' is probably not wise, given the same term was used to refer to William's Active Suspension. As if the Stewards need *more* reasons to investigate Red Bull's car :)

Also, note how grateful Sebby has become of backmarkers all of a sudden! Maybe he's got plenty of cucumbers now!

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