F1 » Raikkonen pace hurts Vettel


Sebastian Vettel rues a lack of pace from Kimi Raikkonen as he misses out on a podium finish in Monaco

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John - Unregistered

May 28, 2012 10:16 AM

Seriously Seb should count himself lucky one of the Lotus created a chance for him to shortcut the first corner thus moving ahead of Kimi. In normal circumstance, he would have been stuck behind Kimi and he would not even have the opportunity to be in the top 6.

david opie

May 28, 2012 10:22 AM

(!) Talking about Vettel missing the podium coz he was "hurt" by Raikkonen's lack-of pace... the way I remember it is that: Mark Webber had to be asked by the team to "slow-up" the cars behind him, so that Vettel could make-up a bunch of time on those cars, before he pitted on his "alternative" strategy(note: the alternative strategy was put in place by Red Bull, to try to recover from the horribly bad grid position Vettel faced, due to being snail-like in Quali).
Therefore Vettel would've been lucky indeed, to finish higher than 7th without @aussiegrit's "help"!
So really... it's a bit rich to say that Vettel was unlucky(or it was Raikkonen's fault) that he missed the podium!

Chris - Unregistered

May 28, 2012 10:50 AM

Chris, what you smoking, Kimi was never ahead of SV, Seb is referring to something else, I don't see his reasoning though as don't believe it would have made any difference. Mark wasn't fast and didn't need to be, well done to him he did the best job.
David there is nothing to substantiate that Mark slowed everyone down, His pace didn't change after Seb pitted, yes he could have gone faster and would have if he needed to, he was looking after his tyres. Lewis said over the radio that if he kept up his current pace he would need tyres and wanted to slow down. Mark won't ever support Seb.

rob01

May 28, 2012 1:39 PM

He may have said something nice about Mark but he failed to go to the pool party after Marks win. Last year Vettel stayed at the pool until the sun came up. Shooting the finger around until passing out. This year. A NO show. hmm hmmm

King - Unregistered

May 28, 2012 8:40 PM

People have no common sense. Vettel leapfrogged hamilton and Massa who were NOWHERE NEAR Mark Webber so to say Webber helped Vettel in any way is sheer stupiditu.

forza italia - Unregistered

May 29, 2012 5:36 AM

No Seb. The main reason why you didn't finish on the podium was because you didn't even set a time in Q3 to save your tires. In fact, you should consider yourself very lucky because 1) Grosjean's incident at the start 2) Webber holding up the pack behind him. 3) It didn't rain even when the forecast said that it would.

Don't give so many excuses for your failure.Face it, you cannot win unless you are on pole.

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