F1 » Hamilton's Texas stampede pushes Vettel aside


Sebastian Vettel was doubtless hoping for great things in F1's first visit to the Circuit of the Americas, but both the race win and the drivers championship were not to be his in Texas.

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pc - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 9:03 AM

@ Munro
I think you mean a Hermann Tilke designed track fella (though I believe this was not his design solely, having some other input too)

richard

November 19, 2012 10:17 AM

ck. the fanboys are the ones now calling seb a cry baby!
what we saw was a good race between two pretty equal car/driver combos. and yes, if the cucumber had been looking out, it is possible that seb could have held on.( dont forget, he was nursing a possible alternature problem) but it was ONLY the drs that allowed the pass. seb finished a half second behind lulu, so not too bad. and he was by no means bitter. he applauded lulu after the finish, and was happily chatting with him at the end, discussing which of them had got ftd.

it had always been near impossible for seb to win in texas, so going to brazil for the climax, is not bad. just hope that the alternator problem is fixed.

HeiBai - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 10:32 AM

"it had always been near impossible for seb to win in texas " - What..??

Awww c'mon Richard thats an utterly ridiculous statement and sounds like your own peculiar brand of fanboy talk

richard

November 19, 2012 10:41 AM

heibai. do you really know much about f1?

for seb to win the wdc in texas, he needed to finish first with ferdi fourth or lower. or if second, ferdi had to be ninth or lower.

now with seb, lulu and ferdi being the top three drivers at present, the likliehood of either result was always highly unlikely!

funny how the commentators on sky and bbc were also of the same opinion, but there again, i presume you will say they know nothing either?

Ptolomy - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 10:48 AM

This title should read, "Vettel steps aside for Hamilton's stampede in Texas."
Seb got out of the way and let Hamilton have the lead in order to maintain his points lead because 18-25 points were at stake if Hamilotn and Seb "locked horns." Kartikeyan held Seb up severely, allowing Hamilton to completely close the gap and putting him in the ideal position for the DRS pass. Seb didn't try to Bonsai him back because if he left here with no points (from a crash) then Ferdi would now be leading.

HaHa - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 11:01 AM

Bullsh*t... doesn't take the brains of an arch bishop to see Vettel did his best not to be passed. He was a little unlucky with backmarkers but that is racing, he loves his stats etc and would not have wanted to be 2nd. You can see it on his face and hear it from his radio message.

Good to see something close to proper racing between them though, Ferrari may be cheats but it obviously does pay! Some good driving from Button as well and in fact good racing throughout the field. Tilke finally makes a good track, he has had plenty of practice and made some dull ones!

markyb69 - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 11:23 AM

@Locks

Totally agree about the BBC, they nearly always give away the Moto3/Moto2 race results during their Motogp coverage without any warning, which is extremely annoying, Eurosport are much better, always careful to not reveal anything or at least warn the audience.

mrfill

November 19, 2012 11:41 AM

Good race and a worthy track. Gets my award for Best Overall Driving this year. Almost no stupid manouevres and only 1 car retiring through driver error. A well deserved win by Hamilton who seemed a changed character in the pre-race interview.
Funny to see Brundle barging in to Coulthards chat with Vettel (which the BBC edited out) and zooming in so close to his face just to hide the sky microphone.
And to those shouting cheat at Ferrari, please state the regulation that was transgressed because if you comply with all the regs, how can that be cheating?

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