2011 Team mates comparison - #6 Red Bull

Galahad

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Next up are the world champion team and their dominant world champion driver. Webber fans may look away now...



For a full explanation of the chart, see the previous Force India thread.

Q3 times have been used for the qualifying comparisons in all cases except PRC, where Q1 times have been used due to Webber failing to progress. The overall qualifying comparison the two wet races.

Here also are the actual qualifying and finishing positions:

AUSMALPRCTURESPMONCANGBRGERHUNBELITASGPJPNKORINDABUBRA
Vettel (Q)111121123111112111
Vettel (R)1121112242111311R2
Webber (Q)3318213411635264242
Webber (R)54324433352R343441

No prizes for guessing how this comparison was going to look. Mark was only able to outqualify Sebastian three times - at Catalunya, Silverstone and the Nurburgring - and only in the third case was he able to maintain that advantage in the race. Vettel's lap two retirement at Abu Dhabi, plus his gearbox malady in Interlagos, give the final races an illusion of competitiveness.

The difference with 2010 is striking, when Webber qualified ahead seven times, with the average qualifying difference between the two around the 1.0010 mark (compared to 1.0046 this season). If the 24-year-old double world champion ever has a more dominant season than 2011 he will have done staggeringly well.
 
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