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F1 fans and double standards

Posted in F1 with tags , , , on July 31, 2013 by James O'Connor

Double standards (1)

Some F1 fans seem to decide which drivers have bad luck and someone else doesn’t. This is when they don’t even know the facts.

Let’s pick the Red Bull drivers as an example.

Webber has had a lot of bad luck without a doubt and people feel sorry for him for ages after events, but when Vettel has a problem, it’s not bad luck and people celebrate it and say he deserves it. Quite incredible. Double standards once again.

If you look at this, Vettel has had just as many problems as Webber – http://

That just shows how good a driver Vettel is. He has been able to bounce back from bad luck.

Double standards (2)

When Massa (Japan 2013) and Webber (Silverstone 2011) ignored team orders, people were delighted they did it and praised them. I’m glad they did as well as we want to see drivers race.

The double standards strike once again when it comes to Malaysia 2013. Vettel did the exact same thing and people said he is a ”nazi”, a cancer on the sport, I hope he crashes and dies and he should be banned. Absolutely disgraceful abuse and complete hypocrisy.


There’s more examples, mainly Vettel ones. Two I feel is enough for now.

Be VERY careful what you believe on twitter. Quite a lot of fans go in the double standards category in my opinion.

Just so you know Vettel fans (as they get abused the most), some fans of other drivers have serious respect for him. I would be one of those. We’ve got your back.

I end the blog with the following message under the picture. This is just my opinion.



Malaysian GP – The incident – Webber – A defence of Sebastian Vettel

Posted in F1 with tags , , on March 25, 2013 by James O'Connor

The incident 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since yesterday – a dramatic and controversial race in Malaysia yesterday was won by Sebastian Vettel after he ignored team orders to stay in position behind Mark Webber,who was leading the grand prix. 

It all began to start on Lap 26 when Vettel said the following on team radio “Mark is too slow, get him out of the way”. Red Bull ignored his request.

Then after Vettel pitted on Lap 42,Webber pitted on Lap 43. He came out just in front of the German.

After surviving that initial attack,Seb got through a couple of laps later after an incredible scrap and went on to win comfortably.

Webber was obviously massively unhappy after the race 

I don’t feel sorry for Mark Webber

Does Webber have the right though to be that unhappy? No,in my opinion. I don’t feel sorry for him as the next bit show why. Clear double standards and ”memory loss” from Webber. He just got beaten by a better driver on the day and the previous three years. 

Let’s rewind the clock back to Silverstone 2011. Vettel was in second with Webber in third nearing the end of the race. The team said to Mark to back it off,but he didn’t. He failed to overtake though.

Webber said this after the race – “Of course I ignored the team because I wanted to try and get a place. Seb was doing his best, I was doing my best. I wasn’t going to crash with anyone.”

Defence of Sebastian Vettel

So,I now move on to Vettel’s part in this drama today.

He was told by Horner on the radio to maintain position. Also known as ”multi 21.”

However,he didn’t do that and went on to overtake Webber after a huge scrap between them. He then pulled away to take a comfortable win.

Should he have ignored the team? Probably not and it could be a mistake come the end of the year if he needs help from Webber. I can completely understand why he did it though.

With Fernando Alonso,the man most likely to be his main championship rival in 2013 out of the race,Sebastian needed to take full advantage of that,and he did. Brilliantly in fact.

Those 7 extra points could be massive at the end of the 2013 championship.

It was brilliant and quite refreshing to see someone ignore team orders and just go for it. Vettel showed his speed and class today. He showed once again how good he now is at racing wheel-to-wheel and getting the overtakes done.

I don’t want to see boring processions and I want to thank Sebastian for doing what he did today. That’s why I watch Formula One. To see thrilling,side-by-side action and no team orders ruining it for us. It’s a massive shame Rosberg didn’t do the same.

F1 is about winning and not trying to please the fans. Sebastian is doing a great job and today just confirmed to me how much I respect the guy. He grabbed that race like Schumacher,Alonso or Senna would have and took the win.

Vettel is a human being like all of us,we all make mistakes.

Double standards and hypocrites on social media

I’ve been on twitter for about 4 years now. Clearly there is a lot of silly people on their who hate drivers so much and really are a tarnish on the sport. The main one seems to be Vettel,which showed today.

Alonso has cried on the radio so many times in the last few years when he has been stuck behind Massa. However,not many people complained too much about it.

However,when Vettel asked RBR to do something to move Webber out of the way,twitter exploded with anger. Stuff like ”it’s your job to overtake.” Complete and utter hypocrisy from people on twitter.

Then when Vettel does pass Webber,he is a ”cheat”,a ”n**i”,and should be banned for a race even. Pathetic.

Just because Sebastian is German and a bloody great driver,people get mad when he wins. It’s a disgrace. It was the same with Michael Schumacher. It’s not their fault they have dominated in recent times.

When Alonso complains and cries on the radio,it’s fine. When Massa moves out of the way,it’s fine.

The ”fans” love him even though he never takes the blame and plays stupid mind games. I don’t like Alonso’s behaviour,but I respect him because he is very talented.

The same goes with the ”fans” for Webber. He was a hero for ignoring team orders in 2011 at the British Grand Prix. Today,Vettel got hammered for doing exactly the same thing. A load of hypocrites all over twitter.

I just find it disgraceful and a worry as ”fans” get more like football ”fans”. Vettel is a special talent who should be admired for what he is achieving in the sport right now. I hope some ”fans” take a long look in the mirror and realise soon how lucky they are to see Vettel racing during their lifetime. 



Mark and Felipe,raise your game or else………

Posted in F1 with tags , , on February 23, 2012 by James O'Connor

2012 is a massive year for Red Bull’s Mark Webber and Ferrari’s Felipe Massa with  both men,especially Felipe,fighting to save there F1 careers possibly but certainly to save there drives at two of the top 3 teams.Both men are under pressure after a disappointing 2011 for both of them.

Felipe Massa

Massa is especially under pressure,after his terrible accident in Hungary 2009,he has not been the same driver,he has been destroyed by Alonso in 2010 and 2011 in both Qualifying and Races.The stats below show how much Alonso has dominated at Ferrari.

2010(Races) Alonso 15-4 Massa

2011(Races) Alonso 16-3 Massa

In 2007 and 2008 he could pull out a special lap in Qualifying and control a race,sadly this no longer happens,Hungary 2009 is still in his head in my honest opinion and of course Alonso is a world class driver but only 3 podiums in two years is just not good enough and no podium finish in 2011.

A slight factor also has been the way Fernando is  massively favoured,Massa has been moved out of the way a number of times,Germany 2010 been the biggest one when Massa seem to be heading for his first victory after his accident in Hungary,also been told to move out of the way at Australia and Japan 2011.

However that does not excuse his poor performances,he is lucky to have kept his seat for 2012 and unless he improves 100%,his F1 career will probably be over.I hope he raises his game but I fear he won’t,especially against such a world class teammate.

Mark Webber

After a heartbreaking and narrow championship loss in 2010,Mark Webber had a very average 2011,even though he only retired from one race and despite finishing in the top 5 in every race he finished.The stats tell everything

2010(Races) Vettel 11-7 Webber,(both retired from the Korean GP)

2011(Races) Vettel 16-3 Webber

In 2011 Mark was hammered by Seb.

Seb had massive confidence after his 2010 title win,and cut out the rookie errors of 2010 and then established himself as the team leader as Webber struggled to beat the Mclaren’s and Ferrari’s and really struggled with the Pirelli tyres compared to his teammate and Button.

He could not touch Vettel in Qualifying or the races like he did in 2010.

When Seb did have problems,Germany and Abu Dhabi spring to mind,Webber failed to take full advantage,which he did in 2010 and went back to the pretty average driver of previous years before 2010.

Unless he ups his game this year,once again he will be hammered by Seb and if the championship for the constructors is tight and he is reason they lose it,I think Webber won’t be offered a new deal and will have to find another team but that would be hard considering his age,possibly a swap with Massa?

we shall see how they do in 2012………

What do you think?,Can they step-up or will both Felipe and Mark lose there seats at the end of 2012?

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