F1 » Domenicali: Ferrari needs Red Bull performance


Stefano Domenicali could not ignore the fact that Sebastian Vettel was the man to beat in Sunday's European GP - and has called on Ferrari to match him.

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Rob01 - Unregistered

June 27, 2012 3:09 PM

Yes, Newey has done it again. Although the stewards said it barely passed. If allowed to keep the new parts the Bull will be back to an Unbeatable structure.

Rob01 - Unregistered

June 27, 2012 3:29 PM

They tried all of last year to no avail. Vettel pulled a 20 second gap. A race or two ago he pulled a 7-10 second lead but it leveled off and the others were actually catching him. Last week he not only raced away but the others never caught his pace.

nealio

June 27, 2012 3:59 PM

Newey has got the diffuser working so the RB8 has more downforce which extends tire life as well as corner speed. Unless Ferrari can quickly mimic what Red Bull is doing Vettel will now put away in the championship.

107SS2009

June 27, 2012 5:11 PM

That the RB8 was one second a lap faster during the race might not be accurate because race lap times may and will fluctuate but it was a fact that the RB8 driven by Vettel had pulled a lead of twenty seconds inside twenty laps.
I am not saying that the other teams will not improve their cars but to improve a car by that amount is not easy at all.
I am also not saying that the improvements to the RB8 as driven by Vettel are illegal, but it is best to wait and see what happens, because, (1) it is said that Webber's RB8 barely and just passed an FIA inspection after the race (2) there were many cases were the FIA had passed a car legal to race for that legality having to be withdrawn.

WeStY89

June 27, 2012 5:31 PM

i would love to get inside adrian neways head this guy has a brain any f1 devoloper would want or whatever.. i have so much respect for this guy if it wasn't for him red.bull would not be where they are now. obviously the whole team have input but wherever this guy goes he is at the top... ferrari would love to get neway aboard.. dosn't look like its going to happen tho then again dosn't look like ferrari needs him... they(ferrari) are serious contestents for the chamiponship .... so dissapointed with mclaren looks like there just going backwards at the minute ... hope im wrong.

Tealeaf - Unregistered

June 27, 2012 5:32 PM

As long as Seb or Fernando take the title and become a 3 time champion it'll be worthy, then we can see the titanic struggle we've all been waiting for in 2014 at Ferrari when Seb joins them, as goes for Sham, Webber and Button, well not bad for the 2nd tier, the only driver that stands out and can challenge Seb and Alonso is Grosjean, this boy has some real pace.

WeStY89

June 27, 2012 5:39 PM

agree with that tealeaf grosjean is going to be fighting v hard to get this championship on his rookie year once again his the driver that has took hammi twice ontrack no other driver has even passed him ontrack all other passes come from pitstop errors fact..then again he has come from gp2 so knows exactlly how to save theses tyres which at the minute are proving to be getting the most exciting championship ship i ever seen been watchin f1 since 98/99 much less than alot of others on this site..

107SS2009

June 27, 2012 6:20 PM

Commodore, there are so much new parts at the rear of the RB8 including side pots that some are calling it a new car(certainly the rear end is).
The subject of legality on some of the parts used is already rearing its head up, I have read posts elsewhere that sounds sure of the rear double floor and or a certain tunnel inside the side pot being banned by Silverstone.
All the same this is a very complicated subject and not easy to understand unless one is very much conversant with the technicalities, for anybody that wishes to have a go at trying to understand the technicalities start by visiting somersf1 re rbr latest updates.

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