June 18, 2015
What Does Mark Webber Think About Formula 1, WEC And The Austrian GP?
The Red Bull provided interview with @aussiegrit makes for a nice bridge between last week end's Le Mans and the upcoming Austrian GP.
Keep in mind Webber is a Red Bull driver and it's very much Red Bull's party line that everything in F1 is broken now and has to chance radically, much like the Pirelli rubber compound in the second part of the 2013 season...
What can we look forward to at the Red Bull Ring? The most likely scenario is a repeat of Canada. The tracks are in some ways similar, slow corners and big accelerations, and F1 has not changed significantly since last year, so the same issues can be expected. Hopefully F1 will get the balance right for 2017.
If we are lucky, Ferrari will be able to do what it could not in Canada because of Vettel's issues in qualifying, that is, put enough pressure on the two Mercedes in front to cause a brake or tire wear issue.
To counter any possible threat from Ferrari, Mercedes will make sure all its client team engines are running as well as possible so look for Williams and Lotus to do well as in Canada.
Some highlights from the inaugural Austrian GP at the refurbished Red Bull Ring. The event was a huge success in part because Red Bull know, better than most how, to organize a great event and partly because they subsidized tickets.