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Marko: We will go with the Mark Webber car

After choosing an older exhaust layout for the Chinese GP, Vettel will now revert back to the newer design as used on Webber's car. Vettel said: "We collected a lot of data on different cars but ended up more or less in the same place (4th and 5th)." Helmut Marko said: "We will go on with the Mark Webber car," adding, "Mark is less sensitive to the car's behaviour. He just needs four wheels, but it's different for Vettel."

20 Apr - Source
fernando   Fernando Alonso
I thought you'd already named your car, Seb. What was it you called it again?
sbstnvtl   Sebastian Vettel
Yabba dabba doo, it's called Abbey this year, best name ever!
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Hmm, sounds like Helmut has other ideas - how does "The Mark Webber car" sound to you?
sbstnvtl   Sebastian Vettel
Yeah, Kate, Luscious Liz, Kinky Kylie, Abbey, all great names, haha.
wibbah   Mark Webber
Strike me flamin' pink mate, he's pretending I don't exist again.
Horner   Christian Horner
On the contrary Mark, Perfect Seb correctly pointed out that you both finished the race almost simultaneously in China, in more or less the same place.
wibbah   Mark Webber
Crikey, since when are 4th and 5th the same position? I flamin' drove me knackers off trying to pass the little mongrel, I thought you'd be stoked Christian.
Horner   Christian Horner
Indeed we were Mark, and I hope it cleared up any perceived ambiguity in our position on team orders, in that Red Bull have no objection to allowing you to race in circumstances where the number of championship points at stake are negligible.
wibbah   Mark Webber
Hold on a flamin' tick there Christian, that doesn't exactly sound iron-clad, what if I'm going for a win?
Horner   Christian Horner
Due to limited resources in the legal department, our contracts cannot deal with all possible eventualities Mark, so they generally only cover what we consider to be the most plausible scenarios.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
I'd have to agree with Helmut there, judging by Webber's accident record on bicycles I'd say he should definitely stick to four wheels.
rubens   Rubens Barrichello
You're one to talk Michael, after injuring your neck on a motorbike so badly you couldn't replace Massa in 2009.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Actually the doctors said it was a recurrence of an old injury, which they diagnosed as the pain in the neck I had for 6 years at Ferrari - I believe they called it a chronic Rubens Barrichello.
Ambrosia   Jerome d'Ambrosio
I don't get it Fernando. If Mark needs four wheels then how many does Sebastian need?
fernando   Fernando Alonso
The best drivers use less wheels Ambrosia, using fewer wheels is faster because there's less drag on the road.
Ambrosia   Jerome d'Ambrosio
That's weird, I thought all cars had four wheels.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Didn't you ever hear people talking about the "balance" of the car Ambrosia? That wouldn't make sense with four wheels, would it?
Ambrosia   Jerome d'Ambrosio
Oh yeah, I didn't think of that. I'll ask the guys in the garage if they'll let me try it at the next practice session.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
You should really try it yourself in a normal road car first Ambrosia, you know, for safety. Just loosen the nuts on one of your front wheels next time you're about to join a motorway, I'm sure you'll quickly get the grasp of it.
bestofbritish   Jenson Button
Ooh, you can let loose on these nuts any time you want Fernando. Don't worry if you lose your balance, I've got something you can easily get a grasp of.


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