Definitely, it’s not the best time for Sebastian Vettel. His start to the season has been sloppy. Moreover, Ferrari has informed him that his services won’t be required from the 2021 season. The horror was left to follow as the German founds himself at the 10th place of the fastest racers list released by AWS.
Finishing 10th has never been the issue. Specifically from the list curated since 1983, it’s an honor to find a place in there. However, Vettel finds himself below Charles Leclerc and the two absolute surprise additions Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen.
Vettel chose to stay low regarding the matter. He expressed a half-hearted interest and pushed a question regarding the credibility of the algorithm.
“I think it’s very difficult to judge and I don’t know if the algorithm is good enough there yet,” Vettel said.
Sebastian stated that it’s better to ask someone who has been around the track instead of blindly following data and reports.
“I think it would make more sense to ask someone who has really been around for a long time. I think he can then give a better impression. But that is how it is in our world. We believe the computer more than the people.”
The AWS ranked Ayrton Senna as the fastest racer. While Lewis hamilton ranks 3rd after Michael Schumacher. The AWS ranking stirred quite a controversy when it released.
However, Ross Brawn defended the methodology of the ranking and deemed it absolutely sensible. He justified that only a certain percentage of races were taken into consideration and it proves nothing about the credibility of the racers. Justifying the presence of Jarno in the list, he stated that Jarno was exceptionally speedy in the initial leg of the laps. Therefore his exclusion is not at all shocking keeping in mind the methodology of the list.
He states that they would love to work towards the betterment of the methodology to refine the process. Brawn goes ahead to accept that he is quite proud of it, even though it brought forth some debates in the house.