The 2014 season was a very bad one for the German professional formula one racing car driver, the 27 year old Sebastian Vettel. Christian Horner, who is the principal of the Red Bull team, has said that Vettel even considered leaving formula one racing at one point during that season.
The regulations that came in effect during the 2014 season made racing difficult for the German driver. The aforementioned fact is very well known. Daniel Ricciardo was included in the red bull team in that season and often Vettel and Ricciardo’s prowess were compared.
Vettel was even regarded as an inferior rider than Ricciardo and this, obviously was very frustrating for the German. Vettel was very troubled during the 2014 season. At one point during the last season, Vettel was considering two choices, whether to continue or to leave, according to Horner. He also added that Vettel was not at all happy with the Formula One imposing the new rules. …
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Defending world champ Sebastian Vettel waits to have a less clouded understanding of the new RB8 car with what he will start to defend his double champion crown when his team fits a huge update box to a brand new chassis for his team-mate Mark Webber to drive on Saturday at Barcelona.
In the midst of speculation that many new teams will place the final upgrades on their cars before the season opener Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne in almost two weeks time. Sebastian Vettel asserted that it would be tough to properly fix the pecking order before the season opener race.
He told that their team has some brand bits for the next 2 days and then they will come to know a little bit more. All are slightly in the similar situation. Generally, the last few days of testing are slightly important because teams bring few new bits and the car comes closer to what one will race at the very first race. Therefore, Red Bull Racing will see if that comes true. He is hopeful that their team can take another tiny step ahead and then everything must be okay. Red Bull will know their car more in Australia.
On Friday, the defending champ lived a fractured day’s running and was pushed to stop on racing track for an unidentified error, but told that he is quite happy with the progress after finishing 3rd in times, around 0.7s off Romain Grosjean’s pace.
Vettel told that it was a messy day for as far as finding rhythm is concerned because they had a lot of red flags, but they did not have any problem. He further added that it is nice to have another day today and he had another on Sunday and this gives a good feeling. He is feeling nice that he will race in two weeks time and Vettel cannot wait to have a go down under.
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel cruised to victory in the 2011 Drivers’ world championship, with a massive 392 points, but he insists that his domination wasn’t as complete as it seems, and that he will not be complacent about the 2012 season. He finished the season leading his closest rival Jensen Button by 122 points, won 11 of the 19 races and picked up a record 15 pole positions. However at the Autosport Awards, where he collected the award for International Racing Driver of the Year, he was modest in saying that his rivals were growing stronger towards the end of the season. Speaking of the 2012 season he predicted “surely the competition will be higher.”
The double drivers’ world championship winner started the 2011 season in incredible form and was only slightly less imperious in the second half, finishing off the podium only twice. “We had a phenomenal start,” Vettel said, “But then I think the racing has been very close, and I don’t think our car was that dominant this year.” Instead the German driver believes Red Bull’s fantastic season was primarily due to “maximising every single opportunity” that the car provided, rather than performing quite well with a far superior car, as Vettel thinks was the case in 2010.
Sebastian pointed out the increasingly good form of the two McLaren drivers and believes that next year it is those two and the Ferrari drivers who will again provide Red Bull with a tough challenge. “We have seen particularly McLaren at the end of the year being very strong with Jenson and Lewis,” said Vettel, “so it will not be a walk in the park, but I don’t think it has been this year.” The changes in regulations over the winter break will also play their part in 2012. However the biggest change will concern using exhaust gasses to create downforce – and Adrian Newey, the fantastic Red Bull designer, specialises in aerodynamics so you wouldn’t bet against the team using the change to increase their car’s dominance!