F1 » Fernley: Half the grid would win with Red Bull


Paul di Resta would be a front-runner in the right car, but so would 50 per cent of the grid, admits Force India's Bob Fernley.

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John - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 6:53 PM

"If the Ferrari pitwall had not been spooked by Webber pitting in Abu Dhabi 2010, then Fernando would not have got held up by Petrov's Renault"

That's not "factual". Alonso was not "held up" by Petrov - he was not faster than him. And Alonso pitted when he did in AbD because his tyres were shot, not because he was "spooked" by Webber.

Webber was only within shouting distance of SV in 2010 because SV was plagued all year with mechanical problems which cost him approx 70 points.

bob - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 6:53 PM

@David Chaste

Yes mate, Mercedes turn of sort of decent form is TOTALLY down to Hamilton! hahahahaha

And I guess it's totally Button's fault that McLaren decided to build a new car.

I take it then that the dog that was the 2009 McLaren was totally Hamilton's fault? I mean after all, the previous year he won the WDC in it!

Alex - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 7:25 PM

Doubt it, cos' half the grid not as hard working and not as good a "developer" as Seb. According to a former RB engineer who had enough of people saying Seb only wins because of the car, it is in fact due to Seb's input that RB's car is so good.

He said, " "This is what makes vettel so good. Since he has been there he has always developed good cars as he knows what he is doing unlike webber who hasn't been able to develop any cars for red bull since 2005."

He says Seb not only travels the world to check out parts manufacturers and new technology on his personal time, he has also completed 1/3 of an aerodynamics degree.

richard

April 29, 2013 8:24 PM

john. was he? by whom? if memory serves me right, he did little with any of his previous teams and even at rbr before seb came in. if webber was good, he would have been snapped up by a true top team

John - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 9:43 PM

"he did little with any of his previous teams"

His previous teams cars were junk and normally broke down during the race. But he did accomplish some miracles in qualifying. Before Seb came along Mark had out-qualified all his previous teammates by a huge margin. He put the Jaguar on the front row alongside Schumie's Ferrari in 2004. He also managed to put the Williams on the front row.

John - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 9:48 PM

@"if webber was good, he would have been snapped up by a true top team"


He was offered a spot with Renault for the 2005 season, and turned it down. Are they a "true top team"?

There are a finite number of seats available at 'true top tams". In the early 2000's there were only two or three, and they were all occupied - Schumie at Ferrari, Kimi at McLaren, Alonso at Renault.

F1 Rules! - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 9:53 PM

I agree with richard. 'My driver is better than your driver' is what this is all about!

Quote John:

Webber was only within shouting distance of SV in 2010 because SV was plagued all year with mechanical problems which cost him approx 70 points.

There is no doubt John, that you are extremely pro Vettel and there is no doubt that Vettel is the faster driver of the two. But there is also no doubt that you never refer to the many mechanical problems that have plagued Webber's cars OVER THE YEARS at Red Bull.

How many times have we heard the commentators say...Webber has no Kers! Ooh, not again! Webber's Kers is not working"....

John - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 10:04 PM

@"There is no doubt John, that you are extremely pro Vettel"

I'm having trouble seeing how my citing undisputed facts makes me "very pro Vettel".

@"you never refer to the many mechanical problems that have plagued Webber's cars OVER THE YEARS at Red Bull."

Unlike you, I'm aware that Vettel has had at least as many mechanical problems at RB as has Webber. Again, that is just reality, not me being "extremely pro Vettel". If you need me to I can list each and every incident for each driver.

John - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 10:08 PM

"How many times have we heard the commentators say...Webber has no Kers! "

How scientific of you! All right, tell me - how many times HAS it happened?

You don't know the answer. You just have a vague sense that it happens "a lot", fueled in part by other people at sites like this constantly repeating the claim.

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