WhiteBlue wrote:Back to the Suzuka GP and why Chaparral's remark is not relevant. You get no points for setting fastest lap but you get WDC points for crossing the line first and you get initial track position for qualifying faster. So qualifying times and finishing positions matter. Fastest race laps are simply an issue of who is prepared to run his equipment a bit harder for a statistic figure that interest very few people.
Webber simply qualifies worse than Vettel does. It is reason enough to call him the slower Red Bull driver. Why do bookies give you 3.1 for Vettel and 4.5 for Webber to win the next race? Because they think that Vettel will qualify better and win the race. In a nutshell because they think he will be faster than Webber.
I see no point in getting personal and calling someone a jerk who simply has a different opinion. I trust Steven and his moderators to follow a good policy on that.
How many times have those pole positions ended with the winners trophy? You dont win the points on saturday either. Fact is Webber still leads the WDC...because he has been the faster driver on race day...that isnt opinion, current facts dictate that...i dont want to read lucky this unlucky that...you make your own luck!
Vettel may be able to get the car around half a tenth quicker on saturdays...but seriously what is half a tenth in real world terms, 1/4m later on the brakes? If Button or Massa were that close to their team mates people would be singing their praises, BOTH redbull drivers are very fast and on the limit of the car.
When Vettel wins a race from behind ill be the first to give him kudos.
I've stated this previously, Vettel has a strong desire to set the fastest lap at every gp, even at Montreal whilst nursing a g/box issue, Webber simply banged a quicker lap in to hurt Vettels ego.