Juzh wrote:It also had by far the worst reliability and power. .
I recall from previous replies(tl;dr) that long posts aren't your cup of tea, and I can only apologies for the length of this....but stick with it.
Interesting that some failures were attributed to the EBD overrun on the engine(Red Bull involved here with Renault)The spark plug was being asked to do things to an extreme level, otherwise incompatible with it's original task. When the engine inevitably went bang, due to the constraints put on the plugs, the finger was pointed to Renault. Yet the task was to operate the retardation of ignition, and Red Bull were doing this more aggressively than any team at that time.
This is the classic case of fine margins to get rewards on performance.
I took the time to research some facts, cos well facts are good, especially at disproving incorrect assumptions.
Vettel retired 3 times.
In Oz, it was because of brakes.
In Turkey, both Red Bull drivers suffered brain fade and crashed into each other.
In Korea, his engine let him down.
So 66% of his DNF's where not attributed to Renault in 2010, and can be equally apportioned to the driver letting everyone down, the team letting everyone down, and the engine supplier letting everyone down.
Of the issues that arose in race that did not lead to a DNF, but did lead to loss of points as follows:
Due to the spark plug in Bahrain, he lost 3 positions, and finished 4th. This can be equally attributable to the Red Bull as Renault.
However in China, Vettel jumped the start and lost a win by finishing in 6th place.
In Silverstone, Vettel got a puncture due to contact and lost a pretty easy win because of this, finishing 7th.
In Spa, Vettel spear tackled Button using his RB6 while fighting for 3rd I believe. Finished out the points.
The net point loss for Renault attributed blame is 25 points.
The net loss for Red Bull and Renault was 13 points.
The loss attributed to Red Bull is 25 points.
The net loss for the driver is debatable, but around 50 points lost would be a fair figure.
So for 2010, Renault were no more to blame than Red Bull, and certainly not more than the driver(Vettel).
, Vettel retired once
And this was due to an unexplained tyre puncture. Interesting fact, Vettel's Red Bull was the most reliable car that year
Vettel retired twice.
In Monza he retired due to alternator failure while in 6th position.
In Spain he suffered another alternator failure while leading.
In Malaysia Vettel got punted by Karthikeyan from 4th place he finished out the points.
In Germany he was 2nd when his KERS(Not a Renault part, although similarly specced to Red Bull requirements by Magneti Marrelli) gave up, he finished 5th.
In Abhu Dhabi Vettel was relegated to the back of the grid to the team not having enough fuel for a fuel sample. This cost him points and a probable win. Finished 3rd.
The total attributable net loss to Renault is 33 points.
Total attributable loss to driver in-race incidents was 12 points.
Total attributable loss due to team was 18 points*.
The only year Renault can say they were more responsible for reliability issues, and even then roughly equal to team and river incidents. Bearing in mind here too the next fastest car, The McLaren Mercedes of 2012, had Hamilton losing over 70 points due to reliability, and Button circa 50points. Both also lost around the same amount in driver incidents.
In fact, Only Ferrari and Caterham had better reliability than Red Bull that year.
, Vettel retired once.
Silverstone he retired due to a gearbox failure, he qualified 3rd, and Webber finished 2nd 0.7 seconds behind Winner Rosberg. I imagine Vettel would've won that race had the gearbox not packed up.
It was jointly, the most reliable car of that season along with Alonso's Ferrari.
It also allowed Vettel to equal the longest winning streak in history, that of Ascari's with 9 wins.
Renault not responsible for a single failure to Vettel.
Red Bull responsible for circa 18-25 point loss.
The net loss Vettel suffered due to mechanical issues from Renault, is 2nd lowest of all championship contenders and their engine partners over the 4 year period 2010-2013.
Only Fernando Alonso suffered less.
The verdict then, Juzh, is simply that Renault were not "by far" the worst for reliability. Vettel had the benefit of some pretty extraordinary reliability. Especially when you view it in comparison to that of his direct competitors.
The power argument I'll get to, but first I had to dispel this false assertion of yours. Have a wonderful day!