Fair enough, I miss-read his reply. The Red Bull was chopping and changing with the McLaren of Magnussen from memory, and the Williams cars at various times also were ahead of the Red Bull but the poster is correct, it did finish ahead but I would comment that it was putting in its laps after the McLaren and Williams cars did and the track was improving.
With respect to the steering wheel buttons, surely these are fuel modes - they are not turning the engine down but running it lean or capping the max-revs? Altering the power output/bands/torque map of the engine isn't something that a driver can change via the steering wheel. These things can only be done in the garage when the car is stationary and in tethered mode?
Thinking about this further, the McLaren is known to be short on down force, its likely the Williams is too compared to the Red Bull which from all reports is another down force monster - yet the Red Bull was still mixing it with cars with a significant amount of down force less than itself? Why would this be if the car had equal or just a touch less power? Again, the facts don't tally with the reality of what's being shown on track.
Edited by MirNyet, 16 March 2014 - 01:28.