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Red Bull Brazilian GP Preview

By Ian Lockwood
November 23 2012

Red Bull racing head to Brazil with the constructors title in the bag, but the drivers title is still to be decided. 

Sebastian Vettel

“The 4.3km circuit will this year stage the World championship final. That will be exciting because at interlagos you have a combination of passionate fans, driving anti-clockwise, bad bumps and extreme altitude. The thin air makes it tough for the engine, because São paulo is located 1000m above sea level, so it costs us about 40hp. The long left turns put an extreme burden on our neck muscles, because of the centrifugal forces that are created from driving anti-clockwise. So I’m doing special workouts for São paulo, to build up my neck muscles and get them used to it.”

Mark Webber

“Brazil is a great way to finish the year. It’s one of my most favourite weekends because of the history with the drivers they’ve had; Senna, Piquet and Fittipaldi, these guys did a huge amount for the sport. Interlagos is a legendary circuit, it’s got a great atmosphere, there’s always been a bit of drama and also there is always a bit of weather floating around. It’s a grand prix that I have done well at in the past. It would be good to have a smooth weekend with no issues, a clean start and the car running smoothly for the whole weekend, then I’m sure we can
finish the season very strongly.”

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Red Bull Brazilian GP Preview
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23/11/2012 09:28
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Re: Red Bull Brazilian GP Preview
K1 (IP Logged)
23/11/2012 10:32
it is a foregone conclusion. we will all be treated, firstly to ‘yeeeeees we did it we did it thank you boys thank you boys, we did it woohoo we did it thank you boys’. then we’ll be treated to the biggest finger we have seen all year.

ugh, can there be anything worse to imagine?.

Re: Red Bull Brazilian GP Preview
growler (IP Logged)
23/11/2012 11:18
I wish I had your confidence K1!

The Red Bull is faster, but it only takes another dodgy alternator, engine failure, 1st corner mayhem, puncture, driver error, crash, penalty, famous Brazilian rivers on the circuit etc to turn things right around.

Vettel only has a 13 point lead over Alonso. In 2010 Alonso had a 16 point lead over Vettel going into the final race, yet missed out on the championship.

There is a lot of pressure on Vettel - and championship deciders on the final race of the season have a habit of throwing up surprises.


Re: Red Bull Brazilian GP Preview
K1 (IP Logged)
23/11/2012 20:00
yes growler, i am fully aware of the myriad of alternatives that could jeopardise the result but 13 points is significant and that has to be a very big plus for vettel.

as i have said before...he has it in the bag. the race itself is not important so long as he finishes ahead of alonso or even down in third and alonso wins.

that scenario is still highly unlikely. i very rarely make predictions for all the reasons that you outlined. if by some remote chance vettel loses i will explain my new found theory.

Re: Red Bull Brazilian GP Preview
phatjack (IP Logged)
24/11/2012 12:36
benji, if Vettel stuffs it, he would have performed better than Mark this year, fact according to newsnow.

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