What they said post-race

What they said post-race

Post by Brian Lawrenc » Mon, 25 Mar 2013 22:17:09


Sebastian Vettel, 1st: I messed up today. I would love to come up with
a nice excuse as to why I did it, but I can t. I can understand Mark s
frustration and the team not being happy with what I did today; I owe an
explanation to him and the whole team. I will try to explain to them
later. We talk about this situation happening many times and what we
will do if and when it happens and normally it doesn t, but today it did
and I should have translated the call into action. I got the call and I
ignored it. Mark and I are used to fighting each other when we re close,
but with the tyres how they are now, and not knowing how long they will
last, it was an extremely big risk to ignore the call to stay second. We
could have ended up finishing eighth or ninth after destroying the tyres
in those two laps; I put myself above a team decision, which was wrong.
I didn t mean to and I apologise. I m not happy I ve won, I made a
mistake and if I could undo it I would. It s not easy right now and I
owe apologies to Mark and the team.

Mark Webber, 2nd: "I think Sebastian has respect for me and I have
respect for him, but the situation today was not handled well. It s hard
to put your finger on it all now after the race; when we re racing on
the limit and pushing as hard as we can, then it s the worst situation
for a team. I am sure they are bricking themselves and know that things
can go wrong. There s a bit of history to this as well; my mind in the
last 15 laps was thinking about a lot of things, but I was happy with
the way I drove. I tried to isolate what happened at the end and we got
something out of it today, but of course I m not satisfied with the
result. This puts heat on a few people and unfortunately there s no
rewind button. I know people want raw emotion from us after these
situations and it s there, but we need to remain cool. There s three
weeks until the next race, so time for us to work on things.

Christian Horner, Team Principal: Before getting into anything else, it
was a phenomenal team performance from the car and pit crew today with
the pit crew recording fantastically fast stops. We recorded our fastest
ever time on Mark s second stop, which is possibly a new best-ever in
the pit lane. Obviously there s an awful lot of debate about what
happened at the end of the race. Our position after that final pit stop
was all about managing the race until the end and conserving our tyres,
getting the cars to the finish and achieving maximum points.
Unfortunately drivers interests can sometimes come into conflict with
the teams . Sebastian decided to take things into his own hands today
and race Mark, thankfully making a clean pass and switching the order to
the flag. It s frustrating. Formula One is both a team and an individual
sport and sometimes there is a conflict between a driver s desire and a
team s interest. What happened today is something that shouldn t have
happened. It s something that Sebastian has apologised for and it s
something that we will discuss internally as a team.

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Brian W Lawrence
Wantage
Oxfordshire

 
 
 

What they said post-race

Post by Brian Lawrenc » Mon, 25 Mar 2013 22:23:53

      http://www.formula1.com/news/interviews/2013/3/14412.html

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Brian W Lawrence
Wantage
Oxfordshire

 
 
 

What they said post-race

Post by WrongWayWad » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:47:09

Quote:

> Sebastian Vettel, 1st: I messed up today. I would love to come up
> with a nice excuse as to why I did it, but I can t. I can understand
> Mark s frustration and the team not being happy with what I did
> today; I owe an explanation to him and the whole team. I will try to
> explain to them later. We talk about this situation happening many
> times and what we will do if and when it happens and normally it
> doesn t, but today it did and I should have translated the call into
> action. I got the call and I ignored it. Mark and I are used to
> fighting each other when we re close, but with the tyres how they are
> now, and not knowing how long they will last, it was an extremely big
> risk to ignore the call to stay second. We could have ended up
> finishing eighth or ninth after destroying the tyres in those two
> laps; I put myself above a team decision, which was wrong. I didn t
> mean to and I apologise. I m not happy I ve won, I made a mistake and
> if I could undo it I would. It s not easy right now and I owe
> apologies to Mark and the team.

This is actually a pretty good apology.  He didn't go all the way and say "I
know why I did it, because I'm selfish and I wanted to win", but I'll give
him credit for being contrite.  It does suck to pass your teammate after the
teammate has been told to slow down, (thought it looked like Webber did make
a concerted effort to prevent the pass, nonetheless.)

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Quote:

> Mark Webber, 2nd: "I think Sebastian has respect for me and I have
> respect for him, but the situation today was not handled well. It s
> hard to put your finger on it all now after the race; when we re
> racing on the limit and pushing as hard as we can, then it s the
> worst situation for a team. I am sure they are bricking themselves
> and know that things can go wrong. There s a bit of history to this
> as well; my mind in the last 15 laps was thinking about a lot of
> things, but I was happy with the way I drove. I tried to isolate what
> happened at the end and we got something out of it today, but of
> course I m not satisfied with the result. This puts heat on a few
> people and unfortunately there s no rewind button. I know people want
> raw emotion from us after these situations and it s there, but we
> need to remain cool. There s three weeks until the next race, so time
> for us to work on things.
> Christian Horner, Team Principal: Before getting into anything else,
> it was a phenomenal team performance from the car and pit crew today
> with the pit crew recording fantastically fast stops. We recorded our
> fastest ever time on Mark s second stop, which is possibly a new
> best-ever in the pit lane. Obviously there s an awful lot of debate
> about what happened at the end of the race. Our position after that
> final pit stop was all about managing the race until the end and
> conserving our tyres, getting the cars to the finish and achieving
> maximum points. Unfortunately drivers interests can sometimes come
> into conflict with the teams . Sebastian decided to take things into
> his own hands today and race Mark, thankfully making a clean pass and
> switching the order to the flag. It s frustrating. Formula One is
> both a team and an individual sport and sometimes there is a conflict
> between a driver s desire and a team s interest. What happened today
> is something that shouldn t have happened. It s something that
> Sebastian has apologised for and it s something that we will discuss
> internally as a team.


 
 
 

What they said post-race

Post by geof » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:38:09


Quote:

> This is actually a pretty good apology.  He didn't go all the way and say
> "I know why I did it, because I'm selfish and I wanted to win", but I'll
> give him credit for being contrite.  It does suck to pass your teammate
> after the teammate has been told to slow down, (thought it looked like
> Webber did make a concerted effort to prevent the pass, nonetheless.)

For a bit, then made room rather than risk being taken out.

geoff

 
 
 

What they said post-race

Post by Bigbir » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:04:06

Quote:



> > This is actually a pretty good apology.  He didn't go all the way
> > and say  "I know why I did it, because I'm selfish and I wanted to
> > win", but I'll  give him credit for being contrite.  It does suck
> > to pass your teammate  after the teammate has been told to slow
> > down, (thought it looked like  Webber did make a concerted effort
> > to prevent the pass, nonetheless.)

> For a bit, then made room rather than risk being taken out.

I could only think he was doing it in order to persuade the team he was
faster...having failed to make it stick on the main straight previously.
 
 
 

What they said post-race

Post by ~misfit » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 09:41:58


Quote:


>> This is actually a pretty good apology.  He didn't go all the way
>> and say "I know why I did it, because I'm selfish and I wanted to
>> win", but I'll give him credit for being contrite.  It does suck to
>> pass your teammate after the teammate has been told to slow down,
>> (thought it looked like Webber did make a concerted effort to
>> prevent the pass, nonetheless.)

> For a bit, then made room rather than risk being taken out.

Not forgetting that, as they'd been told to hold position SV had no trouble
at all getting into DRS range and a position to overtake.....

'Shooting fish in a barrel' comes to mind.
--
/Shaun.

"Humans will have advanced a long, long, way when religious belief has a
cozy little classification in the DSM."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)