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RBR have found 'a few pointers' to Webber's Melbourne misery

“Looking to China, we have good memories from there two years ago. We struggled to repeat it last year, but we will go back there and try again. I like the track and I've got some good points there in the past. Generally, the overseas races are special, as you go there a few days earlier than usual, so you get to see different things. I enjoy that and am looking forward to it.”

Red Bull Racing will make a decision regarding whether or not to run KERS in the race at Sepang after evaluating the results from Friday practice – but McLaren's Jenson Button reckons a lack of reliability may merely have been a convenient smokescreen for the real reason that the Milton Keynes-based squad elected to go without it in Melbourne.

“I don't think they have a good system,” bluntly expressed the 2009 F1 World Champion, speaking to AFP. “We gain between three-and-a-half and five tenths from our KERS but I think Red Bull only gain one-and-a-half, and that's why they did not bother with it and the extra weight.”




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richard

April 04, 2011 6:28 PM

in defence of webber, to take the result of ONE race as an indicator of anything, is just plain stupid. maybe if he is consistently beaten by seb, then he could be criticised, but give the guy a chance!

BenM - Unregistered

April 05, 2011 8:43 AM

Horner is singing a different tune to other sources in the team. On RBR's own website the "Deep Throat" poster who is supposedly one of the race mechanics has been saying there was a problem with the rear spring assembly on Webber's car. That makes a lot more sense to me than the sudden performance gap between the two.



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