F1 » Vettel: 'Everything that could go wrong, did'


Winning his third title was no easy walk in the park for Sebastian Vettel, who admitted that nearly everything that could have gone wrong for the team did so during the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix.

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Ptolomy - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 1:15 AM

It was a long hard road Seb. As hard on you as it was on me WATCHING it!
Your name will forever be mentioned along with names like Alain Prost. Jim Clark. Ayrton Senna. Nelson Piquet. Nikki Lauda. And Michael Schumacher.

NVC - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 10:37 AM

@ Richard
get real, just because Seb says Webber squeezed him makes it so.
I do not think I have ever seen a start between Seb and Webber when they share the fron row on the grid where Seb doesn't squeeze webber or veer towards him as if to remind him to get behind, on more than a few occasins he has nearly put him off the track (except when Webber bogs down on the line).

People often comment on Webber not being a team player, the difference is that Vettel has never had to be!!!!!
I for one never doubt Webbers commitment to the team, or to race which is also his job, which why he is so well respected by his racing peers.

richard

November 27, 2012 10:47 AM

nvc. no it is not just because seb says so! have a look at the start, webber comes across, making seb touch the white lines, and the cars are about 6 inches apart. seb was being sensible and backing out of the situation.

and by the way, seb wasnt BLAMING webber, he just mentioned it as fact.

and you are right about seb never having to be a team player.....that is because he is normally in front of webber, both on the track and in the points.

NVC - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 11:15 AM

richard
"he just mentioned it" as an opinion or a fact? and he chose to back off.

I didn't see anyone using the word BLAME, why accentuate it.

you are right Seb is more often in front of Webber, but there are clear examples of when he could have played team but didn't. Don't quote me on the race (I haven't checked, you may recall), but last season when Seb had the championship sown up, Webber was right on his tail in one of the last few races, with the opportunity to pass and challenge for first against I think Button, it would have made no difference to the constructors title points if their track positions were reversed but I do remember clearly that it would have kept at that stage Webber's chance of second in the drivers championship "Mark, Sebastian is faster than you - do you understand" But now there will be those who claim that Seb only let Mark win in Brazil 2011 as consolation. CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE.

bob - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 11:59 AM

@JohnO

You really should take you're own advise and learn a little something about racing before running off at the mouth.

Yes, if a driver takes the inside line and gets a 'significant' portion of his car alongside the driver ahead, he has the right of way, or 'the corner is his'.

Secondly, Vettel didn't need to move to avoid him, he just needed to not run into him. Vettel was at least 2 car widths away from Senna when Senna entered the corner - Vettle just drove into him. When they collided, Senna was 3/4 alongside - what I would call a 'significant' portion.

Once again, the 'dry' or 'racing' line is irrelevant. All drivers are allowed to use ALL parts of the track. Just because Senna was not on the 'dry' or 'racing' line is irrelevant.

hmm - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 11:57 PM

Onboard footage from Vettel's own car PROVES that he overtook Vergne under YELLOW FLAGS as he passed under the Johnnie Walker arch and that he had completed the move before the Green Flag
Despite what millions of viewers saw and recognised we still have complete lies and mistruths spouted out on this site by the cabal of Vettel groupies
They always manage somehow to get posts that tell the REAL Truth and not their biased version removed/deleted /blocked from this website -which surely calls into question the impartiality of it all
Nobody with a true heart should deny real Truth- however painful it may be- that is lying to ones own soul to do that

hmm - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 8:02 AM

I'm wondering,
why is Crash STILL not reporting this 'breaking' major issue of the FIA looking into Vettel Yellow flag overtake that was in all other media forms ,print and radio included, as long ago as Yesterday ? ?

Surely as a Motorsport site by now there should be a topic on this most important of events that could affect WDC so whats going on and why is it being blanked??

The FIA are duty bound by their own regulations to investigate once they are notified of it (which was done not by Ferrari but others) so seems very strange why Crash are so silent about this , in a similar way to RedBull at the moment

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