F1 » Friday running ‘a big relief’ for Vettel


Sebastian Vettel admits it was "a big relief" for Red Bull to complete reliable running in Melbourne

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ThePaddock1

March 14, 2014 9:38 AM

good to see red bull with its reliability sort of sorted. and i bet its all smiles in the garage after a good outing in both fp1 and fp2, not going to look into ricciardo and vettels times as these are probably most irrelevant out the top runners as they were just getting laps in but even the times were not shabby so good job there by redbull since bahrain.

benignlyindifferent

March 14, 2014 10:33 AM

Interestingly, Seb was always about one or two tenths quicker than Webber on a consistent basis. The gap to Ricciardo? About two tenths. It will be an interesting side plot as we watch the season unfold to see if Ricciardo can close this gap.

EdOz

March 14, 2014 10:58 AM
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And to think just a few days ago someone here suggested it would take a 'bare minimum' of 5 races for RBR to catch up!

Personally, I don't think they're there yet... But I would not be surprised if they score some solid points this race and then found themselves fighting for podiums on the next.

I hope Williams manage to find the pace they showed during tests once again I can have their beautiful cars all over my TV!

Garbumble

March 14, 2014 12:16 PM

benignlyindifferent: Interestingly, Seb was always about one or two tenths quicker than Webber on a consistent basis. The gap to Ricciardo? About two tenths. It will be an interesting side plot as we watch the season unfold to see if Ricciardo can close this gap.


FP1 had Ricciardo just under two tenths ahead of Seb. I'd say that they are fairly evenly matched at this point. You should probably at least wait for qualifying to say that there is a gap to close, if not the passage of two or three GP weekends.

sodesu

March 14, 2014 12:23 PM

I think reliability is a much bigger issue for the bulls than pace. They are looking reasonable so for, but they have been nowhere near the strains a full race distance will put on car and engine. I wouldn't be surprised at all if both of them qualify near the front, but none of them complete the race.

107SS2009

March 14, 2014 1:32 PM

Edoz, thanks in no small way to the RBR software writers that they can at least start from the grid, as to the 5 races for them to catch-up wait till they catch-up and then come back and remind me of that or else I will do.

richard

March 14, 2014 1:32 PM

on a more technical side...have a look at the nose of the bull. there are no visible camera pods. newey has manage to put the camera INSIDE the vanity panel. such attention to detail...amazing.

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