When a team knows it's behind, and consciously taking risks to catch up, it's only natural to split strategies/development parts etc. between the two drivers.
The RB10 - Red Bull Racing's challenger for 2014
Posted Yesterday, 16:34
First of all, SV IS the N1 driver.
Second, if they found out 'hey, we may have some new hocus pocus here', of course they give it to SV test first, because DR needs to be fed with constant variables, to have better understanding of the car, to help his learning, and also because the team is learning how he works, so until the team fully trusts his feedback, all important new stuff goes to SV.
If they wanted to test a random thing, they would have given it do DR, but if they thought that it was a important thing that would bring improvement, it´s obvious that it was going to go to Seb´s car. Not only he is the n1 driver but also the team trusts much more in his feedback.
Posted Yesterday, 16:39
Posted Yesterday, 16:52
Correct me if im wrong, but the thing I dont hear anybody (or at least, fans of other teams) say how come Red Bull has such a fast car without EBD? Last year all Red Bulls advantage was down to that, supposedly. I wonder what the excuse will be this year?
Admittedly, it was wet and not sure if wed split the Mercedes boys in dry, but the fact is we did split the pre season sky high favorites, with our new man (impressive) man Ricciardo. I never was nervous during the test troubles, but this result is very uplifting.
I wonder how the race will go. Frankly I dont have a good feeling about it if its dry but who knows. The base is good and, more importantly, the opposition doesnt seem to have improved that much over the winter, new rules and all.
Heres to a great race, with great live timing sector times.
Posted Yesterday, 17:00
If this car makes it to P2 with 80% power, this is scary.
They could have run with full power however they fought it was better to run with 80% so that must have been the optimum
Posted Yesterday, 17:00
A reminder, this thread is for discussing the evolution/performance of the RB10. It's not for discussing how RBR treat their drivers. By all means discuss software mapping etc for what it implies about the car but leave it at that, please. I'm leaving a few posts in place that are over the line because some of the responses have moved the discussions on in quite a positive way. Nonetheless, thank you to those who reported the posts, makes it easier to keep the thread on track and out of the wall.
As ever, questions or comments by PM only, please.
Posted Yesterday, 17:15
Looks like in the dry they are around 1 second off Mercedes, could be more at different tracks with long straights - As Christian Horner said, the wet weather around a track that doesn't really show up a cars weakness made it look better than what it is and the dry running seems to show that - example - Lewis 9 tenths off Dan's time on Mediums when the gap between soft and medium is around 2 seconds
Posted Yesterday, 21:27
Conspiracy theorists out in force already.
Have Red Bull had enough running in testing to test all of their engine maps? No they haven't so taking that into account if they gave their two drivers different maps, one would assume its to get a back to back as they couldn't in testing and if Seb had the latest map isn't it understandable that they would give it to the WDC of the past 4 years who is a known quantity with a front running car and in countless qualifying sessions over their new driver from their development team?
I understand some of you lot want to discredit Vettel at every possible opportunity but lets be reasonable here, this is a good thing in a way as it raises another issue that Red Bull and Renault have to find a solution for to prevent a repeat in the future.
Posted Yesterday, 21:36
Don't believe the hype guys
This car is a total rocketship, and I am sorry to say once sorted will perhaps be ever better than previous cars.
they have shown massive pace already, despite the fact they hvae low running and are clearly behind the game in terms of spoftware nad packaging.
But did you hear the comment from some of the drivers like Button? Round the outside of him in a turn in Bahrain! And Jenson said he was not going easy, OK might be politicking, but I believe these guys know that once this car is right it will, sadly, batter tghe opposition again.
Ricciardo was on the wrong tyres today and dtill got top 3, VSeb is surely half a klick quicker, really. this car is awesome.
Posted Yesterday, 22:01
This is obviously a very good car to have that much traction in the wet. With the rate of development that RBR is used to and improvements to the Renault I have no doubts that Red Bull will be contending for wins very, very soon.