Your seem to be giving the impression that you couldn't break traction in the v8s.raymondu999 wrote:I'm not sure I agree with that either. If he induced throttle oversteer he would not have been as good in the V8 era. Vettel needs a lot of rear grip in order to get the car back in shape after he throws the nose at the apex
I've seen plenty of short shifting by vettel when it suits him to dampen rear wheel spin.
He supposedly made up his time in the slow corners, corners which requires lower gears, and at times you can see and hear exactly what he is doing.
Having great rear stability doesn't mean you can't slide the rear. Rear stability just gives you confidence in how it reacts, stability is predictable, and predictability allows the driver to manipulate the rear more easily because it will respond how you want. That is how vettel got his time.
Having a stable rear, and inducing throttle oversteer are completely compatible - don't understand why people think otherwise.
That is what vettel's "problem" was this year, rear grip was removed, and vettel didn't have that feel anymore because less stability meant greater unpredictability and less ''tricks'' as he liked to call it. That neutered how he likes to drive, which was the throw the car at the corner early and use the throttle to bring the rear round.
I have posted videos of vettel pole laps in here before, with what I believe is happening. It seems obvious to me.
Yet I see many people talking about how his driving style is counter intuitive, or insinuating he was doing something special with the car... I haven't hid the fact that I think they are talking rubbish.