F1 » Vettel: Brazilian race summed up year

Sebastian Vettel has admitted that 2012 did not run as smoothly as his previous F1 championship campaign.

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Ptolomy - Unregistered

December 03, 2012 10:58 AM

This article mentions, like so many others I've seen, that Vettel "closed the door on Senna" leading to the 1st lap crash. This just is not the truth! Senna went down the inside and passed no less than four cars before ramming into Seb's Red Bull.
Because of the line he took his car was not decelerating into the turn. Thus, he used the side of Vettel's car as a brake.
Go to You Tube and look at the footage. Does anyone think Senna was INTENTIONALLY attempting to pass 4 cars in one turn?
That crash was wholly Senna's fault!

propogandaSpotter - Unregistered

December 03, 2012 12:00 PM

u r right, i saw the frame by frame photos taken off the footage, Vettel had "right of way" so to speak, as whoever is faster owns the corner.... But i find MW's antics at the start truly despicable, squeeze in on Vettel to let the Red cars pass him on the outside... Having a column at the utterly bias BBC F1 page if a huge advantage to manipulate perceptions, but his on tract performance shows him up as a petty, sour, small minded man.


December 03, 2012 12:10 PM

ps. a little hard on webber, but there again, if he hadntsqueezed seb, then seb would have not been hit by senna!

there was an interesting aside from the incident, which shows quick and intelligent thinking by seb. he states that he allowed the car to roll backwards, so as to minimise the risk of damage in event of a second car hitting him. smart work!

Greg Tan - Unregistered

December 03, 2012 1:24 PM

Despite all the dispute over the Senna accident, I admire Sebastian strong character that has made great recovery from the very back of the pack with imperfect car that then determines the crown. This in fact follows earlier one that is demonstrated in Abu Dhabi. He is very much focused on how to win all races and never makes beautiful excuses like Fernando. So he is the real champion.

JohnO - Unregistered

December 03, 2012 6:35 PM

"the German then slapped a road licence onto the engine cover and blasted the car down the public highway"

Cue the cries of "He gets away with breaking the rules!"


December 03, 2012 6:51 PM

johno. of course he was breaking the rules! he had no lights, and worse still, he was not using winter tyres, something that is mandatory in austria.

oh dear, he will be in big trouble now! :D :D

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