Sebastian Vettel says that only ‘if half the drivers fail to finish’; will Red Bull score points in Melbourne
By: GMM on March 5, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing are running out of time to correct the issues that have plagued the staff in testing this Formula 1 offseason.
Red Bull Racing’;s early-season technical crisis is reaching new depths with the news the reigning Formula 1 globe championship-winning group is calling on its junior crew, Scuderia Toro Rosso, for assist.
Italy’;s Autosprint reviews that Red Bull asked its sister group for assistance on the all-new “brake by wire” engineering.
“The truth that Red Bull needs to use an individual else’;s [technique] says a great deal about the size of Red Bull’;s other difficulties,” mentioned veteran correspondent Alberto Antonini.
One particular of people larger issues is with extreme “turbo lag,” Red Bull consultant Dr. Helmut Marko claimed.
“You phase on the gasoline but the electrical power comes all of a sudden, the wheels spin, the auto slides, and you get rid of speed,” Marko told Austrian tv Servus Television. “We are doing work with Renault on the check benches day and night to improve the circumstance for Melbourne.”
Los Angeles auto show”>The Formula One particular season opens in Melbourne on March 16. 4-time defending F1 champion Sebastian Vettel, however, is expecting to struggle following weekend.
“If half the drivers fail to finish, then perhaps we could consider a few factors,” Vettel explained. “At the second we have greater troubles to fix than just the tempo.”
Scuderia Toro Rosso finished just eighth in the F1 constructors’; championship final year.
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