Redmondo wrote:This season is shaping up to be more competitive than it looks. It's already becoming obvious that Vettel is a comparative slowpoke during the races and he apparently had a ridiculous amount of luck in Monaco. We're only 1/3 there. He will probably win the title (based on historical precedent) but he'll be pushed a lot harder than most people think at the moment...
Perspective is a difficult thing for humans to come by.
It's only obvious if you don't fully understand what is happening in the race. When you are ahead you need to manage your tires and make it on the prescribed number of pitstops. If he gains 1 extra second per lap on a 15 lap stint, but you have to come in for an extra stop, you have just added more then 20 seconds to your race for a net los of 5seconds. That would have given Alonso or Button the win. It's quite obvious that he can pull a gap at the beginning of the race, and he does that to get ahead by a couple of seconds on the first lap
then manage the race from the front. It is how he wins, and how he stays dominant, but it requires the absolutely fastest car o the bunch, and he won't always have that.
If you are Seb in a RB7, you don't drive as fast as you can
, you drive as fast as you should