Everybody’s gunning for you when you’re at the top. But what if you’re being accused of cheating?
That’s exactly what is happening to Formula 1 ace Sebastian Vettel, who is laughing off allegations that his Infiniti Red Bull Racing team is using illegal traction control to gain an advantage on the track. With a 60-point lead heading into this weekend’s Korean Grand Prix, Vettel is poised to win his fourth consecutive title.
Former Formula 1 team boss Giancarlo Minardi is accusing the team of using banned traction control to gain a cornering-speed advantage. Minardi, who was present at the Singapore race where Vettel was a staggering 2.5 seconds a lap faster than his competitors, believes the sound of the car in corners indicate that it was using some form of traction control.
However, fellow drivers and competitors believe that Infiniti Red Bull Racing is working well within the rules and that it’s simply just technology other teams have yet to figure out. Fernando Alonso of Ferrari said “they are using something different compared to other teams but something that is completely OK because it’s passed all the tests on Saturdays and Sundays.”
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[Source: USA Today]
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