F1 » Vettel feels Red Bull needs winter to close gap


Sebastian Vettel believes Red Bull is likely to need the winter break to make any significant inroads in to Mercedes' current advantage

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107SS2009

July 11, 2014 12:22 PM

At the winter tests I stated that they will need between fifteen and twenty weeks just to fix their problem, by the eighteenth week they declared to have their PU up to one hundred percent, now Vettel is mentioning the need of another quarter (winter), And all this in-between saying that he doubts that they can catch Mercedes in 2015.
RBR should forget of catching or matching Mercedes this year, for next year their PU suppliers will be allowed to chose what parts of the engine to develop based on tokens, with the annual number reducing each year thereafter, for 2015 they will have 32 tokens available, which means almost half of the 66 components the engine has been divided into, so unless they manage to persuade the FIA for a clean sheet of paper, they should also forget about designing a new engine for 2015.
what I stated above is correct as per the rules, hope it will not confuse to many minds.

rob01

July 11, 2014 12:29 PM

Welshie: I wonder if Vettel and Mercedes will ever sign together? If Hamilton starts throwing toys out of the pram they could then havean all German team.


Isn't he a Finn? I could swear I heard that somewhere.

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