DC: Red Bull can be 4th

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Lately I have been noticing that DC has been self-promoting himself regarding his value to the team off the track as well as on.  In a 5 Live podcast he was going on about his contributions to the team off the track and in his latest statements he seems intent on making us understand just how valuable he is to the team from a development side.  He has no CV to stand on with his on-track performance save his most recent podium and it seems to me he may just have limited choices next year and is hoping to remind the team just how valuable he has been.  Just saying…

“It is a very optimistic goal, but on the other hand it is realistic because if we as a team are going to be a serious team in the future we have to be moving forward each year.

“One thing I am particularly proud of is that when I joined he team it was the challenge of trying to take the team forward. I believed in Mr Mateschitz’s commitment financially to find the right people – and obviously I helped to bring in people like Adrian (Newey), and slowly but surely we have taken out those that don’t fit within the organisation – and we are moving forward.

“It looks as if the team is building a solid foundation and that is especially satisfying as it shows that I influence the direction not only in the car but outside it as well.

“How long the fourth position will last? There is no reason why we should not be able to maintain that throughout the year. After seven races we’ve scored more points than Renault, Toyota, Honda and Williams.

“What we need to focus on is to have both cars continue to score points.”

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WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

For the sake of the team (and more for the benefit of his ego), DC has to say such things. However, if Nico can stop running into people, Williams has a chance to claim 4th.

mJohnHurt
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mJohnHurt

I agree with the premise of your post, but why dismiss DC’s 13 wins? I acknowledge they were not with RBR, but he has them nonetheless.

WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

Not speaking for NC, but I took his meaning as not dismissing DC’s wins, but his recent lack of control on the track and his mouth’s lack of control off the track. With the exception of Canada, DC’s actions this year have clouded my once-shining opinion of him, which is a shame.

mJohnHurt
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mJohnHurt
Yeah, I guess I was confused by the mention of his CV. Since by definition a curriculum vitae includes all professional accomplishments, stating that DC’s only includes a podium seems to be actively dismissing his wins (not to mention other podiums and poles). I’m mostly just busting NC’s chops because I don’t like his exclusionary stereotyping of fans of other series, especially in the last podcast. Seemed like a fun idea yesterday morning, seems kind of childish this morning and NC didn’t take the bait. Good for him! I’m going to go back to work and repeat “picking a fight… Read more »
WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

I’m all for busting NC’s chops! I’ve been doing it for almost 30 years and it never gets old.

Caleb
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Caleb

Red Bull will only go as far as Mark Webber takes them. Glad to see DC likes talking so much though, as his best job option next year may be a commentating job for the BBC!

FFC
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FFC

Red Bull can be fourth, but it won’t be with either DC or Mark Webber driving, as DC is already too old to see that day and his young teammate Mark won’t be with the team long enough to see them to give him a competitive car. If Kaz Nakijima was driving for them then maybe he’d get a win or two with the RBR14 or something but neither current driver will see that happen.

Beckett
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Beckett
Red Bull can be fourth, but it won’t be with either DC or Mark Webber driving Amazingly enough, take a look at the standings post-France… the sheer fact that they’ve managed to outscore 3 factory teams is rather impressive! They’re one up on Toyota and **9** clear of Williams in 6th. Face it, this team is a legit second-teir team at the moment, so writing them off isn’t fair at all. Its especially a very poor opinion when you compare the amount of cash and resources they have compared Honda and Renault, to be so far ahead. For God’s sake,… Read more »