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@Rob01 - That is my understanding as well. The all up weight is not in fact the hindrance, it is the ability to use ballast in the car for balance that is the issue, i.e. Vettel can and Webber can't, meaning that Webber's car is at a disadvantage before they even turn the... err... external starter motor. @FunkJ - the increase in minimum weight has not alleviated the problem as that extra weight is taken up with KERS and potentially also DRS hydraulics. I would also hazard a guess that the monocoque or safety cell is also now heavier due to increases in safety (namely penetration) requirements. Take a look at some photos of Webber from 2008 and compare them to now. He his a LOT skinnier than he used to be.

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