Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Istanbul, 2011

Red Bull: Vettel leads a one-sided one-two

2011 Turkish GP team reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

There was never any doubt who would be the ‘one’ in Red Bull’s one-two finish in Turkey.

Sebastian Vettel Mark Webber
Qualifying position 1 2
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’25.049 (-0.405) 1’25.454
Race position 1 2
Laps 58/58 58/58
Pit stops 4 4

Red Bull drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2011drivercolours.csv
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58
Sebastian Vettel 95.269 94.082 93.768 93.827 93.762 93.801 93.821 93.853 94.201 94.218 94.314 109.991 94.174 92.919 93.168 92.837 93.116 92.884 93.058 92.749 92.9 92.571 92.473 92.755 93.284 107.377 91.7 91.853 92.194 92.077 92.084 92.248 92.131 91.915 91.626 92.456 92.205 91.708 91.595 91.641 107.488 91.083 91.067 91.036 91.321 91.186 90.804 107.268 90.687 89.937 90.39 90.433 90.586 90.621 90.59 91.384 91.453 91.619
Mark Webber 97.199 94.523 94.472 94.278 94.696 94.064 94.509 94.093 94.312 94.625 109.213 92.707 93.131 93.177 93.056 93.06 93.068 93.047 93.513 93.823 94.779 108.384 93.536 92.988 92.704 92.366 92.088 92.062 93.08 92.323 92.699 92.679 92.509 93.034 93.32 107.093 91.005 91.076 91.56 91.254 91.143 91.14 91.376 91.246 91.398 106.8 89.945 89.703 89.766 90.076 90.663 91.181 90.358 90.41 90.721 91.318 91.664 92.352

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Istanbul, 2011
Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Istanbul, 2011

Vettel gave his rivals a head start by missing almost all of Friday practice. But despite that Vettel was back to his imperious, dominant best following his China defeat.

After smashing up his RB7 at the exit of turn eight in the rain on Friday, Vettel, returned to business as usual on Saturday.

He was quickest in final practice, and set a mark four-tenths of a second faster than his team mate could match in qualifying. He didn’t even bother leaving the pits to defend his pole position time at the end of Q3.

There was no repeat of his first-lap mistake of 2009, and Webber never got anywhere near close enough to put him under pressure.

He said afterwards his fourth pit stop was a luxury taken only so that he wouldn?t be vulnerable if the safety car came out.

Sebastian Vettel 2011 form guide

Mark Webber

Joined Vettel on the front row of the grid for the first time this year but keeping Nico Rosberg behind from the dirty side of the grid was always going to be a challenge.

He relegated Rosberg back to second on lap six but by this time Vettel was already five seconds up the road.

Webber couldn?t match Vettel?s race pace and slipped behind Fernando Alonso in the middle of the race.

In the final stint Webber had the opportunity to take the position back and did so in a move which began at turn 12 and ended at turn three on the following lap.

Mark Webber 2011 form guide

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