Not my cup of cake
With Vettel now 25 points behind Alonso & Button 42 is it time for Red Bull and Mclaren to put their weight behind the driver with the best chance of taking the title?
My thoughts exactly. I don't recall many (any?) situations this year when Lewis was "stuck" behind Jenson.Chad Stewarthill said:Just what are Mclaren or Red Bull supposed to do? for instance, Hamilton has consistently outqualified and outraced Button, so in what way is Jenson supposed to 'support' Lewis (other than try and take points off the opposition, which I presume he is trying to do anyway)?
The only practical way these teams can prioritise Webber or Hamilton is if Vettel or Button find themselves directly ahead of their respective teammates and therefore in a position to make a switch. At Mclaren at least, that doesn't look very likely at the moment.
I do hope common sense prevails for RBR and they support Webber with gritted teeth or they could see both the Drivers and Constructors taken away from them.FB said:Just a thought, are Red Bull in a Ferrari '99 type situation? When Schumie broke his leg at Silverstone Irvine suddenly found himself in a position to win the Championship but I never felt Ferrari wanted him to be the one to break the title drought. Schumie paid lip service to helping him but it was pretty obvious his heart wasn't in it.
Are Red Bull likely to scupper Webber's chances as it's not the bloke they want to win?
We won't see it next race as Horners golden boy can still win the championship. After Interlagos if Vettel is out of the running and 'team orders' are used to get Webber in front what can the stewards do about it? It was shown in Germany that any decision taken after the event will get thrown out in court so something will have to be done on the day of the race.Brogan said:So if Vettel moves over for Webber at either of the next 2 races, will there be the same outcry as when Massa moved over for Alonso?
Presumably if Webber did win the WDC then it would also be undeserved, as people have said Alonso's will be if he wins it by less than 8 points.
If Webber wins 2 races then 2 seconds is not enough for Alonso.F1Yorkshire said:Alonso just needs to turn up and get his car on the podium which makes him the clear favourite now.
Thats the common sense way of looking at it but will Horner order his golden boy to move over for Webber? Like him or not Vettel is the fastest driver on a qualifying lap so it is highly likely he will be on pole for the last 2 races.teabagyokel said:If Webber wins 2 races then 2 seconds is not enough for Alonso.F1Yorkshire said:Alonso just needs to turn up and get his car on the podium which makes him the clear favourite now.
Vettel is 25 points behind. One point less than Alonso in the next race and he is outta there. He's got too much to gain and no chance of doing it.
If Vettel finishes in Brazil first and Alonso third, Vettel still needs a miracle in Abu Dhabi.
I think McLaren have an outside chance of claiming the WCC. They are only 27 points behind now. If Hamilton wins in Brazil with Alonso 2nd, Webber 3rd and if Vettel loses another engine* depending on how well Button scores, McLaren could close the gap on Red Bull to just a few points with one race to go.teabagyokel said:Really, the ideal outcome is that Red Bull win the WCC, since they have the best car, and either Nando or Lewis win the WDC because they are better drivers.
Barring failures and mistakes, it's between Alonso and Webber.F1Yorkshire said:The championship is now a 3 horse race with Hamilton a rank outsider.