I am a Vettel admirer believe it or not.Jolle wrote: ↑Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:13 amVery impressed by Leclerc like everyone I guess. But apart from his speed over this weekend I was most impressed by his radio message “I am faster” when he came up to his teammate. With all the communications about Vettel being the focus of the team, this was a very clear and very self confident.
Vettel needs to get his act together if he doesn’t want a repeat of 2014, he has to deal with Leclerc for at least two seasons...
I don't believe this bs.
Yup.. the team radio mentioned that they dont have H-recovery.. which might have been his first hypothesis seeing the issues as there would be drop in pressure and volume of the exhaust gases coming to the turbo. Hence it under rotates the turbo and the recovery is reduced in the mgu-h.marvin78 wrote: ↑Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:52 am
What's particularly worrying is that one of the main things that bothered me about Seb that last few years is an inability to accept when he was in the wrong, or under pressure. It's like he's driving with wool over his eyes, and when he catches a glimpse of the real world he rears and oversteers haha.yener wrote: ↑Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:39 amTBH, I never believed Vettel was a "fast" driver. There is a lot of proof out there.
At RedBull i think he was pampered by the team and Webber never got the same treatment as they gave to Vettel.
After placing Ricciardo besides Vettel, he just got beaten. Especially in the race pace Daniel was just the faster one.
At Ferrari, he was not that much better than mister "steering wheel"
I started to believe that Seb is just mediocre . But then, Ferrari and RedBull must me blind or stupid and i think they arent.
Anyways, if he gets beaten by Charles the next couples races it will end bad for Seb.
The thing that's odd to me, is that I have watched several on-boards both before and after he reported issues, and it doesn't sound like he is down a cylinder.Phil wrote: ↑Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:22 pmIn my very humble opinion, I'd be quite surprised if Ferrari at that point during the race, in communication with their driver, didn't have the means or intel to distinguish the difference between a cylinder failure and the MGU-H. That car is full of sensors. If the fault was within the ICE itself, then yes, isolating causes are probably more difficult, but the MGU-H?
Losing a cylinder would produce all kinds of tells that they would have picked up on if that were the case. That's just my 2 cents though.