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Di Resta: "Vettel won because he had the best car"

Di Resta, who was Vettel's teammate in F3 during the 2006 season and beat him by 11 points, has claimed that another driver in the Red Bull would probably have achieved the same - though he doesn't mention Mark Webber's efforts. "We had the same car, same engine, same tyres and I beat him. I don't want to diminish Vettel's achievement, but he won the championship because he had the best car."

20 Dec 2011 - Source
fernando   Fernando Alonso
No shit Sherlock, a driver wins the championship in the best car. Thanks for illuminating us on that one.
diResta   Paul di Resta
I felt obliged to speak out on this Fernando because even though I have earned a multitude of plaudits for my sensational rookie season, I feel a certain frustration that an inferior driver is winning world championships.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
I see you beat him to the F3 Euro Series title, I'm sure Vettel would swap his 21 wins, 30 poles, and two F1 titles for that.
diResta   Paul di Resta
The disparity between the performance of different F1 cars tends to mask the true abilities of the drivers. Given I beat Sebastian in identical machinery would perhaps lend motorsport historians to always acknowledge my superiority over him.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Shame then you got stuck in the DTM for all those years. I see your new teammate Hulkenberg won that championship too by the way.
diResta   Paul di Resta
I welcome the opportunity to lead the team next year and provide the stability to counterbalance Nico's lack of maturity. I am surprised that given Nico's reputation as a crasher that he displayed the consistency required to win any championship.
TheIncredibleHulk   Nico Hulkenberg
You'll pay next year for all your moaning about that one crash. You're making me angry Paul, you wouldn't like me when I'm angry.
sbstnvtl   Sebastian Vettel
I'm glad you beat me in that crappy EuroSeries Paul, otherwise I might have been the one stranded in DTM.
Horner   Christian Horner
I think Di Resta has a fundamentally flawed argument given Mark's underwhelming performance this year in near identical equipment. Just because we give Seb the best car does not mean he is guaranteed to wave that finger for me.
wibbah   Mark Webber
Flamin Nora, Seb did a stonking job this year but what do mean by "near" identical equipment Christian?
Horner   Christian Horner
Mark, while you did have a 2011 Red Bull, F1 cars are essentially ever-evolving prototypes, meaning it is almost impossible for us to ensure that the same spec components exist on both cars simultaneously.
wibbah   Mark Webber
I thought my contract at least bloody guarantees me equal equipment mate.
Horner   Christian Horner
We need to ensure perfect Seb has the perfect car to be able to win everything for us Mark, and your contract says the team will "endeavour" to provide you with identical parts, this being is at the discretion of Adrian, Seb and I.
sbstnvtl   Sebastian Vettel
Yes, that's what I'm talking about, riiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnng-a-diiiiiiiiiiiiiiing-ding!
TomK_8   Tom Kristensen
I like this idea. Given I kicked Schumacher's ass in equal equipment at the Race of Champions it means I'm a better driver.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Was that your ninth career race win then Tom? You "kicked" my ass by about 0.1s, and that was probably only because my guest passenger was three stone heavier than yours.
TomK_8   Tom Kristensen
Well Michael, given I beat you in a short sprint race, imagine what I would do to you in an endurance event.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Enjoy your season next year Tom, or should I say your weekend at La Sarthe. You might even get in a racing lap next time. I'm currently modifying my buggy to give you a good thrashing at the ROC next year.
bestofbritish   Jenson Button
Did someone say buggery? This champion will be ROC hard if anyone wants to give him a good thrashing, and endurance won't be a problem.


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