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Vettel isn't cracking under pressure

For anyone who was hoping that Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel was cracking under the pressure of trying to claim back-to-back Formula One World titles, the message is simple, don't get your hopes up!

Because according to McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh, the reigning champion isn't cracking under pressure, instead he is merely proving that he is human and can make mistakes.

'People may characterise it as cracking under pressure but in fairness I don't think that was the case. He simply made a couple of mistakes.' McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh told the BBC.

'He has done a pretty good job so far this year, so I don't think he is cracking.'

In Canada a mistake from Vettel handed McLaren driver Jenson Button the race win and in Germany, while attempting to win his first race on home soil, Vettel was never in contention for the win and even spun off unforced during the early stages.

The reigning F1 champion has even been receiving some criticism from the media and fans alike, questioning just how good he really is as under pressure and while racing with cars in front of him he has failed to impress.

However McLaren will not be too fussed about that speculation and instead will be keen to build on the momentum that Lewis Hamilton's win in Germany has created.

Whitmarsh continued: 'We just have to concentrate on our own act, improve our performance, reliability, everything we do.

'If that turns out to be good enough to win races then that will be great.'


So far our VF1 users believe that Lewis Hamilton can keep the momentum going with 33% backing him to win again in Hungary.

19% believe Sebastian Vettel will return to his winning ways, while Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso have both received 16% of the vote.








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Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 28 2011

Time: 11:17AM

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Seb's lead is so big that it's hard to see anyone catching him, however the stress is starting to show. They've not been strong in the last two races, and with them running 5th in the practise sesssion at at a track they should be really strong at (where McLaren, more know for their straight line speed, topped the charts) led them to breaking their curfew and pulling an all nighter. Of course if anyone is going to turn it around it's Red Bull, but qualifying this lunch time is going to tell us a lot.
Rocky7
Takes me back to something he said after the Canadian. When he said it wasn't cut & dryed. I said he was just hinting to his team to keep focused. But now maybe a bit of pressure is starting to show as rocky7 says
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