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Bob Varsha, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett answer YOUR email questions after covering Friday practice.
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She. Hello everybody I'm Bob Barr sharing here's another Formula One round table at speed TV dot com worry and we answer questions posed by used so. Go to speed TV dot com and keep those questions coming and with that I turn to our panelists David Hobbs and Steve matches. Guys the first questions from Jeff Ayers at Phoenix city Alabama wants to know when your opinion how big is red Bulls win in China. In the whole -- or debate I guess just point is that Sebastien battled did not have. The act controversial -- with a double or triple Decker defuse or at the back of his Red Bull Renault and still was able to win what does that mean in terms of old -- debates Steve. Well what it means is that -- the Red -- chassis the RB five works very well and in the right. But what it also means is that. Because of the amount of rain that we soul. The under body asked a lot of these greatly affected so. The advantage of having the double deck or in -- guys report that could defuse or is. I would -- reduced to zero but greatly reduced to negate to a large extent and I think that's why these the guys -- struggling. As you guys often say in a rain is a great equalizer well on this Atkins is up soon agree because. There was no there was no real difference between the single defuse the Staten diffusion feel like him. The super defuse but they still nevertheless let's not take anything away from the fact that again main page and you're in Red Bull have produced a fantastic up. I was quite clearly. Quite clear that -- was particularly in the -- I would suspect it's a little bit on the soft side -- hand them -- aerodynamics make it work when it's dry and them. Can you hate to say the Iraq whether but the -- they came 1200. Truly a 12 Mayweather was like fifteen seconds down the road from -- from Jenson button obviously devastation the chassis was working extremely well. Related question from Jonathan in Santa Domingo Dominican Republic thanks Jonathan for asking. I know that both chassis designed by Adrian -- working for Red Bull technology people wise they're such a difference in performance between the Red Bull and Toro Ross so teams it can't be down just to the Renault engine versus the. Rory. That you got. He got Sebastien vessel who did it would erase. Lost here in a Red Bull -- -- mentor Russell -- -- are also need guts. Whether from his from the restaurant is out there. At any other team you've got Sebastien Monet who said he doesn't like the Cubs -- a -- assess his daughter went drives. And them and you've got a -- guy whose country racist so volatile in Korea I mean that's a big difference just try that. I guess -- driver ability let's put that one down to. Yet he was doing pretty darn well at a bad car in China this year meanwhile Hamilton. And Alonso had more than one off well actually spin not the same thing. And no comparisons were made. Anybody want to take that one well. I mean. I did I -- comments in the race. I think you'll find that says the McLaren. To -- Disguised some of the chassis shortcomings is very stiff and Stephen on both commented in practice and qualifying. How the front didn't have much time gritty it's cross -- is tremendous just lifted the real than ground all the time. And it goes in the wet dusty -- -- lasting you want him. And how -- it did have some -- but he he also made a lot of progress up the field he kept on losing and getting guys that founded the field. And Felipe Massa did a pretty good job then he'll hit it pretty good job and Malaysia. But the fact remains that he did I've seen pulling jump and so wasilla than the and Hamilton did not but I think the chassis really caught -- trying to about it. Candidate the reason for your question was because you think we are prejudiced against Ferrari forget it. Let's move on Jim isn't Nelson PK exactly the kind of teammate Alonso insists on having uncompetitive vent on threatening so why would the team fire. PK. Well I don't think that decision will come down to. Alonso let them although Alonso have a lot of -- with the way -- I was running right now because -- he's basically -- he's their ace in the hole because the never -- she's got a long way to go though receive some relatively good a classroom at this morning whose father thought I was saying it was the only reason is on the place. The previous tries is because of a lot feel like that time. You'll always come up against the fact is he's very easy from the outside decide what we just fire the guy get somebody else in well. Who else you know you gotta get somebody this. As Jeff long call this familiar with a cop you can't just when. And at the drop and not fight somebody because somebody else and so we're not securing because. The chassis is set up towards these two guys the drop in preference of the components is coming on line now will be set up towards -- -- is not that easy. I'm not buying it in inside and out I'm not particularly defending peak I. From a team's perspective you have to be kept from promise hire fire thing because it. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Alonso lobster frank Dunn is famous quote for this is always out of cab what you might call winds provide the other guy comes second -- -- that you that you say you won you won eighteen points on the Sunday afternoon. I did get them doesn't really Monica's -- going to pick up the drivers on the constructs his -- -- right in the AF. And that's another myth I think that too much is made out of yes we know that sent out didn't want his dirt -- next to all and we heard that Michael Schumacher. Today give drivers are going to have predilections would you say David the team is gonna want the two best guys they can get in that -- -- score maximum points and if I'm a driver with championship asked aspirations. I want a guy who's going to help me make the car better. Well Michael Schumacher -- had to drive whether you wanted monologue. Who if he jumped out Woody could come second yet -- -- at what do you go back to make the classic example if it is 1998 with McLaren. With prost and Senna who really can stop -- sought to -- the by that time but they won fifteen out of sixteen -- is a very nearly come away with a perfect season he's never been done but that's the closest anybody. In sixty years is going to pull it off from that was of Ron Dennis of those two guys so you run that beat the team won the best to -- his -- to OK one final question from Dwight asking. With the likelihood of smaller or narrower tires at the front or bigger tires on the back. Dwight that's not gonna happen now Bridgestone has already said they can't go to bigger rears. Are we returning to 1970s. Era engineering on the race cars. I would suggest naw I I've I'm not entirely Scholl why Bridgestone and a struggling so much with a compound at the front because to me. He's you know you could change the compounds enough followed a -- to give a little bit more grip on the on to the rear of the car that's. Well I think we will see a difference of an engineer and stars in so fall ours just in the ballast around the common -- become into the full. And a great deal I think what she was seen a lot of the guys are we gonna get my wife for get -- get Ryan. Didn't AFI want to keep the same size ties there -- with a group does the money to the grooves away. The greatest a couple of big a percentage of the front side of the right of the green it costs us some of the front cousin ended up with a lot more -- -- -- -- something that's what -- yes well yes the F I didn't want to they wanted to go to the slick tire for the wonder -- same size to run well he yep Bridgestone say you're gonna need a more narrow one because you're gonna have more tire on the road there's going to be more front grip the teams said we've already designed for this dimension of tire. So that's the tire we want to have on -- another finding out that they have a whole lot more front grip. Than they anticipated so it's not a matter of going backwards in terms of engineering it's the same old engineering principles of getting balanced into the race car no matter how you do that thanks for all your questions will do this again on the Friday of the next Formula One weekend in two weeks time. Right now our business is the Grand Prix of Bahrain and we've got a full weekend be sure to join us for Saturday qualifying at 7 AM eastern time. And the race with the actor pre -- show at 7:30 AM. On Sunday eastern followed immediately by the cars rolling off that's it for now -- David Hobbs and Steve match it on Bob -- we'll see around the web. --