Posted on November 5, 2013

Never one to hand out praise readily to his team mate, Mark Webber said after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, “Seb was on another planet today and was very, very strong in the first stint. He was in another category today. “He was super quick and his tyres didn’t wear out, which is a recipe for disaster for the rest of the opposition, me included.” Indeed the opening stint is a talking point; not only Vettel’s pace but the length of the run at 14 laps. Webber had taken pole position confidently on the Saturday in the same More…

Posted on November 3, 2013

One interesting side story of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend has been the growing influence of the local International Petroleum Investment Company on the Toro Rosso team. This was symbolised over the weekend by the presence of a rallying message to Emiratis on the rear wing endplate of Jean Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo’s cars, “Kullunna Khalifa”, which means means “We are all Khalifa” – in other words a message designed to make the people in the region buy into the Abu Dhabi event and their presence in it as participants and reminding them that the eyes of the More…

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