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Red Bull Favouring Vettel

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This topic contains 25 replies, has 21 voices, and was last updated by Avatar of elliotstan elliotstan 3 years ago.

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  • #129140
    Avatar of Faraz
    Faraz
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    I have been thinking in these past two races, Mark has been quite largely off the pace of Vettel.

    Last year Horner had said that Red Bull would be shaped around Vettel, in the future, however he did not tell us how early in the future.

    Could this be a sign that Red Bull have already decided that the team should focus on Sebastien.

    Leaving Mark fighting alone in the cockpit.

    Had his championship challenge for 2011, had already been decided during the development of the RB7??

    Has Vettel got a car which suits him better?

    What do you think??

    #165467
    Avatar of djdaveyp85
    djdaveyp85
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    No its a sign that Mark Webber just hasn’t been good enough so far this season, although it seems a car problem has caused that in both cases, the third spring in Melbourne and the KERS in Kuala Lumpur.

    #165468
    Avatar of TommyB
    TommyB
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    Two problems for Webbers in the first two races. Exactly the same as what Vettel had last year.

    #165469
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    David-A
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    Two problems for Webbers in the first two races. Exactly the same as what Vettel had last year.

    The fact that Vettel still got more points than Webber in those two races last year really says it all.

    #165470
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    Macca
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    The fact that Vettel still got more points than Webber in those two races last year really says it all.

    Not really because Webber had a problem in Bahrain last year as well. He was blocked in qualy which left him in 8th and it is impossible to pass at that circuit.

    #165471
    Avatar of David-A
    David-A
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    He was blocked in qualy which left him in 8th and it is impossible to pass at that circuit.

    I cant remember him being blocked, but he qualified 6th and finished 8th.

    #165472
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    Calum
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    Probably making sure he will leave at the end of the year so they can bring in Hamilton or something…. ;)

    #165473
    Avatar of AndrewTanner
    AndrewTanner
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    If this was the case from RBR Mark Webber would have already made it abundantly clear to the press. He’s just not on it yet.

    #165474
    Avatar of Oscar Becker
    Oscar Becker
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    http://sniffpetrol.com/category/picturenews/page/3/

    I had to do this

    Look at the picture at the bottom of the page

    #165475
    Avatar of Prisoner Monkeys
    Prisoner Monkeys
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    I don’t think Webber’s lck of performance has anything to do with Red Bull favouring Vettel. I’ve never heard of a team favouring one driver so much that he ends up so far ahead of his team-mate as Vettel is.

    #165476
    Avatar of DavidS
    DavidS
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    Webber’s complaints about favouritism where with regards to emotional support given by senior consultants in the team.

    Horner is not the top dog at the team, as there is always someone who reaches for his phone whenever something doesn’t go to plan. Horner’s relationship with Webber is pretty strong, Webber’s pit crew are all on his side.

    I think Mark hasn’t had the start to the season he’s hoped for, which is made worse by Vettel being on a hot streak at the moment. Hopefully that commanding drive in Malaysia indicates that he’s returned to form.

    #165477
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    wasiF1
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    I don’t think so,Mark had problem in both the races so far this season.

    #165478
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    Doance
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    Webber seems to always get the worse strategy than Vettel. In the Malaysian GP when they said Webber was going to stop 4 times and Vettel only 3 I was thinking that was the team favouring Vettel again.

    #165479
    Avatar of Dan Thorn
    Dan Thorn
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    I don’t think so. Vettel has always been a better driver than Mark but his immaturity and lack of experience over the last two seasons allowed them to fight in the championship. Now that Vettel has won the championship his confidence has rocketed through the roof and ever since Korea last year he’s been brilliantly level headed.

    I’ve been super impressed by him so far this year and his ability to manage a race from the front. Webber is harder on his tyres than Vettel and the problems he’s had in the last two races have put him amongst the pack, which have exacerbated his tyre wear. He still drove a fantastic race yesterday and I’m sure there will be occasions this year when he beats Vettel.

    Favouritism? No. Seb is simply a better driver, and would make a whole lot of sense if the team did start to focus on Vettel should the championship tighten up.

    #165480
    Avatar of Icthyes
    Icthyes
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    “Kubica pops out for some milk”

    Of course Vettel is the favourite, it’s why Red Bull pursued their risky strategy last year which depended on Alonso making an error to give them the championship. It’s not what’s made him faster though.

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