I beg to differ about the crash, it was the combination of speed (long straight) and running over debris (low grip) that resulted in that infamous Clash-of-the-Bulls. Not to mention WEB’s ‘I-have-the-racing-line’+’Thou-shall-not-pass’ stance. If VET can be blamed for the clash in Turkey, then its HAM’s fault for his DNF in Singapore-10. Also, it wasn’t exactly a CHOP, he just lost the car with nowhere to go.
Those were completely different incidents. Hamilton and Webber were going around a corner (you saw Kubica and someone else have exactly the same moment without the overtaker being ran into), Vettel and Webber were on a straight. It had nothing to do with debris, Vettel just seemed to absent mindedly wonder across Webber’s line. A bit like what Button did to Hamilton in Canada, except he had a reasonable excuse as he couldn’t see Hamilton.
Yeah I think it might have something to do with Red Bull’s speed. Look at Spain this year, Webber was faster than Alonso but it is an impossible track to pass on and his DRS didn’t seem to be doing anything. But when Button activated his DRS he breezed right past Webber.
I think too many people are making too big an issue of Vettel and his ability to overtake. I suspect that because Vettel is unpopular, those people are trying to find excuses to show that his success is only a result of his car, thereby making his victories mean nothing.
I think people are very bitter that a German driver has come into the sport, taken the ‘Boy Wonder’ title from Hamilton and also looks to become a multiple champion before him.
Some people will never accept that Vettel is a great driver whatever happens in his career.
I know Vettel is a great driver, I just want to see how he does when he doesn’t have it so easy. In my mind Hamilton and (it pains me to say it) Alonso are the best in the sport. If Vettel were to rank along side them I’d want to see how he performs under more difficult situations first.