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Vettel: It can't be easy to follow trackside

Sebastian Vettel says he feels for fans trying to follow F1 2011 from trackside
Sebastian Vettel has admitted that he is worried that the new rules in F1 are making it difficult for fans to follow the racing action from the side of the track.

The introduction of DRS alongside the return of KERS and a switch to Pirelli tyres has livened up the racing action no end, with China and Turkey in particular seeing huge increases in overtaking.

Speaking following the Istanbul weekend, where he was one of the few people not to be involved in hectic battles on track as he dominated from the front, Vettel said that – while F1 2011-style was exciting for those watching on – it could be difficult to follow for fans watching trackside without TV access.

"I think the real hard time is really for the spectators in the grandstand," he was quoted by ITV. "Sure, if they have a video wall in front of them it's possible for them to follow but after the first stint, especially when you have pit stops every ten to 15 laps, I think it makes it really difficult for the people coming here to visit and to watch, to follow.

"Sure, you maybe understand the first five, first ten, but then not everyone is following the leader or the guy in P2, P3.

“There's also guys from tenth to 24th so it doesn't make it easy for the spectators."



Tagged as: Sebastian Vettel , KERS , Turkey , Pirelli , China , DRS

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Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10.
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Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10.
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sodesu

May 10, 2011 8:56 PM

Ok so now it's boring because of Vettel? Well on the plus side the same people who complained a few years ago that F1 was sooo boring because of Schumi must be really happy now... For christ sake, stop complaining will ya? There was plenty of excitement and battles for virtually every position except P1. Does that make it boring?

pitstop - Unregistered

May 10, 2011 7:05 PM

vettel if you feel for the fans that much then please will you start every race from the back of the grid so the fans can see someone else winning for a change,it is you that is making it so boring to watch now.



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