Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2014

It’s “natural” to get beaten sometimes – Vettel

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2014In the round-up: Sebastian Vettel says it’s only natural to be beaten sometimes following his tough start to the season alongside his new Red Bull team mate.


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Vettel: It is only natural that I’m getting beaten (The Telegraph)

“It’s natural to get your a— kicked from time to time. I try to limit them, but at the moment [Daniel Ricciardo] seems to have the upper hand.”

Caterham cut 40 staff after takeover (BBC)

“Among the departures are deputy technical director Jody Eggington and head of track operations Gerry Hughes.”

Unsafe release penalties set to change (Autosport)

“The idea of making changes has been discussed with teams, and received widespread support, and it is understood that a formal change to the regulations will be proposed over the next few weeks.”

Technical analysis – FRIC suspension systems explained (F1)

“If you have a system – like FRIC – that can use the increased load on the front suspension under braking to lower the rear ride height then it is possible to have a much more aggressive underbody and front wing aero-map, which in turn increases the car’s overall downforce and therefore grip.”

Unearthing the next F1 champion at Kerpen

“CNN’s Christina MacFarlane travels to the Kerpen go-karting circuit in Germany where Vettel and [Michael] Schumacher found success.”

Após 13 anos, Burti recebe capacete de terrível batida em Spa: “Troféu” (Globo, Portuguese)

Luciano Burti has received the crash helmet from his huge crash at Spa in 2001.

German Grand Prix Betting: Rampant Mercedes Set For Double Home Win (Unibet)

My German Grand Prix preview for Unibet.


Comment of the day

Five engines per season this year, four next year. How low can F1 go?

I wonder how many years it’ll be before we see teams having to use the same PU for the entire season. It seems the logical goal towards which they are moving.

Maybe by 2020?

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