The Red Bull team has admitted that they are sure a conspiracy has taken place in Sunday´s European Grand Prix, when the safety car was deployed.
John F. Kennedy is a live and well, living with Marilyn Monroe, Area 51 iswhere the US government keeps alien space ships and anal probe them, Bigfoot is real and so is the the Loch Ness monster. Now add a new conspiray to all these.
Speaking for the Austrian team, Dr Helmut Marko, the team advisor, said Monday that the safety car was brought out only to mix it up and deliver a show. the safety car was deployed at a time on the race where Sebastian Vettel was leading by a comfortable margin, but at the re-start the RB8 broke down. Possibly due to a failure in the hydraulics, as some observers believe, some believe cooling issues were the cause, as the car´s temperature rose above the limit under the safety car period, causing elements of the car to overheat and subsequently broke down.
Vettel said after the race that the safety car was deployed, not to clear the debris from the collision between Heikki Kovalainen and Jean-Eric Vergne, but “to break our neck”.
After the re-start, Lotus man Romain Grosjean managed to close the gap to the front-runners and made the race close and exciting again, throwing up all sorts of possible winners. Vettel explained his car problems like this:
“It just went to sh**,” Vettel shrugged. “I think it was clear to see that (until then) we were pulling away without problems.” Marko agreed with Vettel´s sentiments.
“Vettel was too far ahead and so the field was brought back together, just as they do in American racing.”
Many observers, myself included, thought it was un-necessary to deploy the safety car, since most of the debris could easily be cleared by marshalls under a yellow flag for perhaps just one lap. But perhaps the safety conscious FIA responsible for the safety of the drivers, thought it best to have the safety car out, just in case. Either way, the “conspiracy theory” is now in full bloom around the interweb. Fan boys, start your engines!