F1 » McNish: Vettel needs to win title in Austin

Allan McNish warns Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing not to try their luck in Brazil and to try and sow things up in Austin

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November 11, 2012 10:36 AM

@ Richard

As I said in another thread:

"Pressure mounts and has the domino effect of mistakes."

They are both exceptional drivers.

Lets just see what happens which I find totally
interesting before making forecasts or dispersions.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 10:58 AM

More idiot talk. "Alonso would blow Seb away in the same car."
We've all seen what Alonso is made of. Back in 2007 a rookie named Lulu Hamilton throttled him and made him jump ship back to the team he abandoned in the first place.


November 11, 2012 11:23 AM
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Did you see how stressed Alonso was at the end of the race?

As they prepared to go to the Podium, he was in meltdown, pouring with sweat and pouring water over his head, whilst Seb looked fairly chilled and chatty.


November 11, 2012 11:31 AM

ghog. isnt it funny how some do not see the obvious signs. however, most experienced commentators have also drawn attention to the panic that is in ferrari at present.
ferdis attitude on podium and in green room says a lot. there was a person who had just seen his best opportunity destroyed.
and i see ther are a few of the normal suspects who , instead of discussing the thread, resort to their childish abuse. still, its par for the course.

commodore, i am making no predictions, as anything can happen. a dnf by vettel could lose him the wdc. but mcnish's comment is a little odd. i am sure that seb would like to win the title in austin, but i feel that the chances of him winning the race and ferdi being fourth or lower, are fairly remote.


November 11, 2012 12:47 PM

Reliability plays an important part in the points for the championship more so regarding the engine because of the limited number that can be used, the situation as it stands with two races go is as follows.
Vettel, engine 8 was used in Korea and Abu Dhabi, he have engine 4 with one race only on it (European GP) all other 6 engines already done 2 and 3 races.
Alonso, engine 8 have done one race in Abu Dhabi, engine 5 not raced in Belgium.
Engine statistics up to Abu Dhabi.
Renault, cars 8, failures 4, races 18, percentage 2.8, entries 144.
FERRARI, cars 6, failures 0, races 18, percentage 0.0, entries 108.
No new engines were used by teams at Monaco, Hungarian and Singapore GP'S .

Rhamdev Rhamii - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 1:06 PM

Vettel cant win it in any car but that is the difference between himself an Fernando Alonso who can for example.

In contrast to that I think the Ferrari is suited to most tracks not specifically tracks. Maybe Vetells car not suited to this new circuit in my opinion.

F1VET - Unregistered

November 11, 2012 4:30 PM

If seb has best car then what does mark have?

Seems seb has a good car but also knows how to drive it, car and driver are both 50/50 in terms of speed and that is proved with the sister car, put alonso in a rb8 and I doubt he will do any better then he already does with his ferrari!

In abu dhabi the redbull team was 100% disappointing, and the fact that vettel pulled off a podium starting from the pits proves his desire and willingness to be the best on the track, with that said his car is good but until you put your favorite driver in that same car you can't really say without doubt that he has the BEST car!

All the teams have equal oppurtunities to do even better, ferrari has been in the game since the beginning, saying rbr has the best car is a cop out on their part, its more like ferrari isn't happy with its preformance so automatically rbr and vettel are cheating, the scrutinizing of these cars is insane, before and afer every race they are taken apart, measured and weighed

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