F1 » Vettel: Tyre test a 'big help' for Mercedes

Sebastian Vettel: “I think you always learn when you are on the track. At some stage you will use tyres that you have probably used, or will use, in the future. So in that regard every lap matters...”

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June 07, 2013 8:31 PM
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I would have considered had Red Bull's Horner made this statement, not from Vettel. Sorry. Sore loser, please stop whining and focus on Canadian GP.

Edit by Crash.net member! :D

rob01 is correct. RBR took advantage so many times!


June 07, 2013 10:13 PM

the knock backs were on items they were not suppose to use inthe first place. and Finally red bunk has finally admitted that they WERE approached by perilli for an in season test.


June 08, 2013 12:28 AM

Rules seemingly have been broken, though it may have been due to following Whiting's approval so not really Merc's fault there.

As for learning, I honestly believe these teams, especially Red Bull, are trying to make mountains out of molehills. If Mercedes are to be believed then the test was strictly a Pirelli test and there wouldn't have been any data passed onto Brawn et al. The only advantage therefore can only come from the drivers.

Maybe I'm mistaken and am underestimating Hamilton and Rosberg's feel for the tyres but given the rule changes for next year, could the drivers really give so much information based entirely on their feeling in the car that the team could build a car around that and gain a legitimate advantage from it? It seems quite thin to me. The advantage (if any) would be adaptation, and surely aren't the pre-season tests for the purposes of adapting to the tyre and car?

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