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Red Bull Racing Obliterate The Competition

by F1Fan on June 21, 2009

Sebastian Vettel’s Pole setting run during qualifying for the British Grand Prix became even more impressive when the race fuel loads were published. Not only did Vettel beat everyone else very handily when he qualified P1, he was also carrying over four laps more fuel than his closest competitor Rubens Barrichello in the Brawn GP.

In the race Vettel lead from the start maintaining his position into the first corner and after that pretty much disappeared off over the horizon. Barichello slotted into second in front of Webber. Vettel’s  race pace was incredibly fast, pulling away from Barrichello at over a second a lap at one point being over 26 second ahead.

Barichello held second place until the first round of Pit stops, pitting before Webber who was following closely behind. Webber then set a fast lap and gained enough time to be able to come out in front of Barrichello after his own pit stop.

BGP1AVettel never looked in any danger during the race and even managed to gap his teammate Webber, with Barrichello holding off Masa in the Ferrari for the last position on the podium.

The new modifications that Red Bull Racing have made to the RB5 chassis have definitely improved the performance of the car and made an already fast car faster, especially on a fast circuit such as Silverstone and as of today seem to have definitely matched Brawn GP performance if not eclipsing it.

This Championship is hotting up it looks like we now have two real contenders for the 2009 title Button and Vettel for the Drivers championship and their respective teams Red Bull Racing and Brawn GP for the Constructors championship.

I Can’t wait for the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

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