F1 » Vettel takes Fastest Lap Award


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This year, fastest lap has more than anything been about being in the right place at the right time - because of the tyres. If you're the last one to do your pit stop and go on the soft compound, you'll have a very light car and very fresh rubber, meaning you have a very good chance of getting fastest lap as most others are on tyres nearing the end of their cycle as their cars are the lightest. Senna, for example, is on that list because a late puncture in Spa made him pit very late in the race, putting him in this position. Vettel, however, has scored many fastest laps despite NOT being in this position so still quite impressive I'd say. But to say that these figures somehow reflect on the drivers' skill more than any other result is just complete and utter rubbish.



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