Found October 13, 2013 on Formula 1 Blog:
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Was it a case of getting Webber out of the way through professionally chosen strategies or did the Australian truly have a tire-wear issue that would have prevented a 2-stop program from working? The conspiracy will linger like uncomfortable, but pleasant guests. Red Bull’s Mark Webber lead Sebastian Vettel as they both chased down the Lotus of Romain Grosjean. The Red Bull duo were unable to mount a meaningful attempt at passing Grosjean and the team set about working the abacus to determine the on-the-hoof strategy. Vettel had been doing a better job of preserving tires and Webber’s lower downforce rear wing may have contributed a bit to his higher level of tire wear forcing him to stop earlier than perhaps he wanted to. It was this tire wear that team boss Christian Horner cites as the reason the team changed Webber to a 3-stop strategy as they knew he was a sitting duck with higher tire wear working a 2-stop attempt. Webber has been chatting up the media about his reservations o...
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