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      10-03-2019, 04:06 PM   #177
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Vettel "helped develop" the car only in the sense that every race car driver does, which is to provide feedback on how the car drives and in what areas he would like to see improvements. He has essentially zero influence on the basic philosophy of how the car is designed or developed during season excepting in possibly setting basic desirable targets for the how the car should perform.
The idea that Ferrari should design this years car with CLC driving preferences in mind is absurd. As is the idea that CLC is faster than Vettel because Vettel doesn't like the way the car drives.
Well that depends what he helped develop,you and I don't know what though.
He is not paid $36M just to sit on his a$$, don't you think?? and it's a fact that he was slightly slower because of the dynamics of the car from what I have seen and read.
The difference has been negated, more so in race form to an extent now because of the super straight line speed, engine and more adaptive downforce to play with.
Vettel has said ''far more options are available now than were before'' and he's not kidding lol
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Well that depends what he helped develop,you and I don't know what though.
He is not paid $36M just to sit on his a$$, don't you think?? and it's a fact that he was slightly slower because of the dynamics of the car from what I have seen and read.
The difference has been negated, more so in race form to an extent now because of the super straight line speed, engine and more adaptive downforce to play with.
Vettel has said ''far more options are available now than were before'' and he's not kidding lol
Well said.
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Well that depends what he helped develop,you and I don't know what though.
He is not paid $36M just to sit on his a$$, don't you think??
Vettel isn't sitting in the planning meetings of the aero/chassis/powerplant departments putting forward concepts and ideas for next years car. As I said he provides basic feedback....and thats it.
And in any case, if he did more than that, he would be a pretty poor developer if the outcome is a car he doesn't like.

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and it's a fact that he was slightly slower because of the dynamics of the car from what I have seen and read.
Vettel should be able to exploit the full potential of the car he has in front of him....the new guy can.
CLC has more wins (plus 2 more he should have had), more poles and more points in his first year at Ferrari than Vettel.
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Vettel isn't sitting in the planning meetings of the aero/chassis/powerplant departments putting forward concepts and ideas for next years car. As I said he provides basic feedback....and thats it.
And in any case, if he did more than that, he would be a pretty poor developer if the outcome is a car he doesn't like.



Vettel should be able to exploit the full potential of the car he has in front of him....the new guy can.
CLC has more wins (plus 2 more he should have had), more poles and more points in his first year at Ferrari than Vettel.
I think we've talked enough on this,Vettel had technical problem at Sochi where I believe he would have won by a country mile.
Ok..on to Suzuka!!!
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