Many theories have been circulating the internet and the paddock as to how Sebastian Vettel was so dominant in Singapore. Those theories grew stronger when former team-owner Giancarlo Minardi suggested Red Bull, at least on Vettel’s car, were running a form of traction control.
It would obviously be absurd for Red Bull to do such a thing as traction control is illegal and would be fairly easy to identify as all the teams use a homologated electronic control unit (ECU) produced by McLaren Electronics.
However, Vettel’s two-second a lap advantage around a slow, corner heavy circuit such as Singapore – the perfect layout for traction control – cannot simply be down to talent alone. Click here for more