Not sure if serious… both cars are similarly paced in each race’s speed trap so far, and you seem to forget Ricciardo’s wing failure in Sepang.
This argument crops up all the time and it’s based on pure hyperbole. No-one is satisfied with coincidence or sheer poor luck; it HAS to be conspiracy, there HAS to be a motive or someone responsible. Ridiculous…
Vettel isn’t doing as good a job with this year’s Pirelli’s. In P2 in China during the long run Vettel’s tires gave out at 10 laps, Dan kept going for 17 with no drop off. That was probably the reasoning of the plan for Vettel to 3 stop versus 2 for Dan. I saw Keith’s charts but look forward to seeing the actual lap times from the race as Vettel slowed dramatically in the 2nd part of the GP.
Vettel will figure it out; he didn’t become a 4xWDC by accident or solely by the grace of Mr. Newey.