Sebastian Vettel is set to miss Saturday’s qualifying session at the US Grand Prix

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Sebastian Vettel is set to miss Saturday’s qualifying session at the US Grand Prix

Message par RaySinKa le Mer Oct 29, 2014 1:50 pm

No More Engines

The Red Bull driver and world champion for the past four years faces sitting out qualifying because he has used up his full allocation of five power units and will need to fit a new one for Austin.

It means Vettel will incur a five- to 10-place grid penalty for Sunday’s race and, as that makes it likely he would start towards the back, he is expected to opt out of qualifying to save mileage on his new engine. He may also opt not to drive in the three practice runs on Friday and Saturday for the same reason.

I liked this part of the article;

The turbo V6 power unit legislation is one of the many arcane rules that are making Formula One less popular – its TV audiences are hidden behind a pay wall, track attendances are also in decline and sponsors are turning their back on the crisis-hit sport in increasing numbers.

Will anyone listen?

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Re: Sebastian Vettel is set to miss Saturday’s qualifying session at the US Grand Prix

Message par 00521 le Jeu Oct 30, 2014 12:47 am

Unbelievable.

Ray,

Agree...

This is not pure racing, it is now racing with a race to race, car preservation twist, a season long endurance test.

If the best driver from the richest team cannot qually because of silly regs, then something is definitely wrong.

No wonder the back markers are giving up.



Cordial Best,

00521

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Re: Sebastian Vettel is set to miss Saturday’s qualifying session at the US Grand Prix

Message par Gary le Jeu Oct 30, 2014 3:42 am

What does being rich mean in terms of getting away from rules? Bribes?

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Re: Sebastian Vettel is set to miss Saturday’s qualifying session at the US Grand Prix

Message par RaySinKa le Jeu Oct 30, 2014 8:22 am

Influence!!!!!

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