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“It is therefore part of the team’s culture to change its driver lineup from time to time in order to achieve this goal” – Tost.
Buoyed by his impressive form in Abu Dhabi last week, Jean-Eric Vergne thinks he would do as good a job in formula one as Mark Webber.
Frenchman Vergne, the latest cream of Red Bull’s development programme, tested Sebastian Vettel’s title-winning RB7 during the young driver test and was fastest in all six sessions over the course of the three days.
Dr Helmut Marko has bad news for the FOTA alliance and the next inter-team resource restriction agreement (RRA).
Red Bull, accused of not sticking to the existing cost-limiting deal, is not signing the new one that is currently on the table. “It is totally full of holes. Anyone can simply circumvent the rules. So we are not signing that,” the team’s consultant Marko is quoted by Bild newspaper.
A mischievous rumour in the Buddh circuit paddock could help to explain the behaviour of Ferrari’s front wing this weekend.
The team set tongues wagging in India with another version of its 2012-style prototype wing. At high speed, the behaviour of the wing has been described by observers as oscillating or – as per the aviation jargon – “fluttering”.
Even with the 2011 world championship all but over, the intrugue races on
A few weeks ago at Monza, Mark Webber crashed and Adrian Newey’s dominant RB7 was lifted off the track by a crane to the delight of the photographers below. The photos and videos triggered rumours of an illegal floor, while the front wing went mysteriously missing.
Although always refusing to write “a shopping list of excuses”, Mark Webber has admitted some concern with his racing weight
The Kolner Express newspaper says there is an 11 kilogram difference between teammate Sebastian Vettel, the 2011 champion elect, and Australian Webber, who has failed to win even a single grand prix so far this season.
Red Bull’s 2011 car was perfectly legal at Monza despite some suggestions to the contrary.
That is the finding of a Spanish sports daily in the wake of rumours after the Italian grand prix that the underside of the RB7 seemed to be hiding a suspicious secret. When Mark Webber’s crashed car was removed from the circuit, photographs and videos of the highly-secreted floor were leaked onto the internet amid suggestions a ‘hole’ could reignite a double diffuser-type debate.
So what does Vettel think about his championship present?
Red Bull insists the champagne is not yet on ice, but the team’s owner has already decided what present he will be giving Sebastian Vettel for winning the 2011 world championship. “The same as last year,” Dietrich Mateschitz said in an interview this week with the German news agency DPA. “His championship-winning car.”
The seemingly innocuous phenomenon of tyre camber could be set to play a decisive role at a second consecutive grand prix.
At Spa two weeks ago, a saga unfolded over the apparent safety of Pirelli’s tyres, after worrying blisters appeared on the dominant Red Bull cars. It emerged that the team exceeded the recommendations for camber angle dictated by the official tyre supplier.
Red Bull will travel to high speed Monza next week with less-than-expected levels of trepidation.
The championship leading team was expecting its Renault engines to suffer on the long straights of Spa-Francorchamps, but Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber – with blistering tyres – delivered a one-two finish instead.
After failing to win a race in July, Sebastian Vettel had a keen look around parc ferme at the Hungaroring.
“I can see some very familiar things on the other cars,” the Red Bull driver is quoted by Der Spiegel. The Adrian Newey-inked blown exhaust has been the most obvious example of F1 rival copy-catting in 2011, but journalist Ralf Bach wrote that the RB7’s so-called ‘rake’ is also being emulated.
F1 should become less technical – Briatore
Flavio Briatore has refused to simply rule out speculation linking him with a role at Ferrari. Recent rumours have suggested the former Renault team boss could be signed shortly by the Maranello based as a consultant, in view of possibly replacing Stefano Domenicali when the ‘crashgate’ ban lifts in 2013.
Felipe Massa on Saturday outqualified his Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso for the first time in 2011.
Spaniard Alonso was quicker than the Brazilian’s sister car in Q1 and Q2, but a hundredth slower than Massa in the grid-decisive Q3 session. “My teammate drove a nice lap,” Alonso, who will start the race in fifth place immediately behind Massa, said.