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2012-12-18 08:58

GETTING BETTER: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel claims his team mate Mark Webber handled the car better in the first half of the 2012 season.

Sebastian Vettel admitted his team mate Mark Webber initially had a better handle of Red Bull's 2012 car.

Ultimately, on the way to collecting his third consecutive Drivers' title this year, Vettel out-scored Webber by more than 100 points, even though Webber won two GP's (Monaco and Britain) in 2012, both in the first half of the season. Vettel bagged five.


A report in Germany's Auto Motor und Sport said Red Bull's renowned designer Adrian Newey took half the season to get the RB8 fully up to speed.

Vettel said: "I just felt more comfortable in the car in the second half of the season. The balance was better for me than it was at the beginning; that had caused problems, especially in qualifying.

"For a long time I was not happy with the exhaust, even though it brought more downforce than the old version. I couldn't play with the car the way I wanted to, to fit my driving style. I get my speed through curves in the entry, Mark is better at the exit."


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