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Red Bull: Vettel now 'stronger than ever'

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber both tipped for success in 2012, by Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz.

Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz reckons Sebastian Vettel will go into the 2012 F1 season 'better' and 'stronger' than ever before.

Vettel dominated last year en-route to his second drivers' title in succession, winning eleven races, taking fifteen pole positions and scoring 392 points in total - over 100 points more than McLaren's Jenson Button, who was 'best of the rest' and second in the drivers' championship. The 24-year-old will start this season again as the favourite.

“Sebastian has got a lot better and is stronger than ever,” Mateschitz told Italian newspaper, Gazzetta dello Sport on Friday. “He has trained over the winter break like he never did before now and he certainly won't disappoint.

“What he needs to get his third title [this year] is a competitive car and we will be able to evaluate in the first test at Jerez [from February 7-10] where the team is heading.”

Meanwhile, Mateschitz also had some kind words for Vettel's team-mate, Mark Webber, who struggled in 2011 and was completely overshadowed by the German.

“Mark is one of the best,” Mateschitz added. “His age is relative and he is still one of the physically best prepared drivers.

“[Furthermore] with a new number one mechanic at his side he will certainly not make life easy for Sebastian.”



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ghog

January 21, 2012 7:35 PM
Last Edited 1065 days ago

@Bauss "As long as his car is miles faster...." Wrong assumption. Well his car was not always the fastest in 2010. If you watch and study F1, you will find its not all about flat out speed. They cannot drive flat out for the whole race, the fuel would not last. The brakes play a major part, they slow the car down quicker than it can accelerate. Plus other technology to improve performance. Effective race cars are achieved by TEAMWORK and loads of testing miles, the feedback from the Driver and the Test Driver, helps the Team improve the car. On top of that you need a driver with a level head in the race that can keep out trouble and get the car home in the best place possible by communicating with the Team. So the Driver is an important member of the TEAM and you will find the better Drivers tend to be in the better cars because they can help the continous improvement of it. Like on the road, anybody can drive fast, not all can achieve the slower bits!

Enrico, the inferior driver Webber, as you put it, has a better qualifying record against Button (in the same Williams car) compared to your boy Hamilton. Also noteworthy is the fact that Barrichello, another inferior driver as you like to call em, pointswise was closer to Button than Hamilton in 2009 when they were at BrawnGP.



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