Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Red Bull Decline Bike Swap Offer For Vettel

Red Bull Racing have declined an invitation for world champion Sebastian Vettel to swap his F1 car with fellow German and 2011 Moto2 champion Stefan Bradl's bike.

La Gazzetta dello Sport quotes Bradl "I would gladly try a Formula One single seater and Sebastian could get on my bike. Yes, the change would be harder for him than for me."

Vettel was keen on the idea reports German tabloid Bild but the double world champion knew the dangers. "If you have a little slide, the car runs off. On a bike, you fall right off." said Vettel.

The problem is when Red Bull Racing consultant Helmut Marko was asked about the chances of the demonstration swap he replied with a resounding "no" adding "Not under any circumstances, the danger that Sebastian could get hurt on a bike is too great."

After the Robert Kubica ordeal teams will want to wrap their F1 stars in cotton wool if they could and you can hardly blame them.

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