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Sebastian Vettel Shows You The Line At Spa Francorchamps

Posted in Cool Stuff, driving, FIA, Formula 1, Racing, Videos by Kurt Ernst | August 28th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix marks the return to F1 racing after a four week summer break. Sebastian Vettel is kind enough to show you the lines around the Spa Francorchamps circuit, which features substantial elevation changes, a long straight and reasonable opportunities for passing. I’d love to take a few hot laps in the Red Bull simulator, which is probably worth more than my house and every car I’ve ever owned, combined. Since F1 limits testing in real cars, it’s better than no testing at all.

Heading into Sunday’s race, Mark Weber (Vettel’s Red Bull teammate) leads the driver’s championship standings with 161 points. Lewis Hamilton is second with 157, followed by Sebastian Vettel with 151. In the constructor’s championship, Red Bull Renault has the lead with 312 points, followed closely by McLaren Mercedes with 304. Ferrari is a distant third, with a mere 238 constructor’s points. With seven races remaining in the 2010 F1 season, both the driver’s and constructor’s championships are still up for grabs, and this may be the closest F1 season we’ve seen in years.

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  1. ds440 says:

    Couldn’t help but notice that he downshifted from 7th to 3rd through Eau Rouge….? Interesting. I’m sure it’s just because it’s a demonstration and he’s talking whilst driving, but nerds like me pick up on that stuff…..and then inevitably say things like, “oh yeah…well, Senna woulda been flat through there!”

    • Kurt says:

      I also wonder how “real” the simulator is. I’m guessing it has a little more forgiveness than an actual car, especially on cold tires.