March 27, 2014
Seb whines, Gentleman Jenson bitchslaps him.
“It’s shit,” said Vettel when asked in Sepang today. “I think we have to [change it]. I was on the pit wall during the race. It’s better than in a bar! That’s my opinion. I think for the fans it’s not good. I think F1 has to be spectacular, and the sound is one of the most important things."
Later when speaking in German Vettel said that he would rather have a V12, and that batteries are for mobile phone, and not F1 cars.
(via Adam Cooper)
Be that as it may, we suspect if the Red Bull RB110 was at the pointy end of the field, Seb would not be throwing toys out of his Newey designed pram. Of course it's no help the whole Red Bull team have been engaging in toy tossing for the past two weeks.
Enter "gentleman" Jenson who did not complain once last season when his Mclaren was, well, shit:
"Go and race something else if you’re not happy,” said Jenson. “As drivers we don’t have an opinion where the cars are in terms of sound and feel. When you’ve crossed the finish line first and you’ve won a Grand Prix, you don’t care what it sounds or what it feels like. You’ve beaten the best in the world, and that’s what you care about.”
At least Alonso was clever and media savvy:
"If I say now that I think the show was bad (in Melbourne), then I will be accused of being frustrated because I didn't win".