Tag Archive: blown exhaust clampdown

Jul 08

Vettel set to ‘pootle’ to 2011 title

Sebastian Vettel at Silverstone asked reporters not to mention his 77 point championship lead.

2011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel 072011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel 03Even with the effect of the FIA’s blown exhaust clampdown still not fully known, the Red Bull driver is the overwhelming favourite to win a second consecutive title this year.

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Jul 08

Red Bull worried about FIA clampdown – Heidfeld

The blown exhaust clampdown, taking effect this weekend at Silverstone, could blow the wind out of Red Bull’s sails.

2011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber 42011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel 10That is the suspicion of Nick Heidfeld, who admits to wondering why the team’s management has been so publicly outspoken in its criticism of the FIA’s mid-season move.

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Jul 07

Force India considered KERS axe for Silverstone

“It will upset the brake balance so that the benefits of KERS are reduced”

2011-06-26 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 022011-06-26 - Force India F1 Team - Paul di Resta 02Force India reportedly considered dropping KERS at Silverstone this weekend as the blown exhaust clampdown takes its full effect.

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Jul 06

Vettel title loss would be ‘strange’ – Brawn

It would be “very strange” if Sebastian Vettel did not go on to win his second drivers’ title in 2011.

2011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel 012011-06-30 - FOTA - Martin Whitmarsh Chairman of FOTA and Team Principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Ross Brawn 01That is the claim of Mercedes GP team boss Ross Brawn, who told the SID news agency he has no qualms nominating Red Bull’s runaway championship leader as the unassailable favourite for 2011 spoils.

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Jul 04

Webber struggle surprises rivals Button, Heidfeld

A pair of Mark Webber’s F1 rivals have expressed surprise with the Australian’s 2011 season.

2011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel - Fernando Alonso - Mark Webber2011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber 4Although the 34-year-old seemed closer at Valencia recently, he has generally struggled to keep up with his Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel, who is utterly dominating the championship so far.

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