F1 Fansite

F1 News

Marko suspects ‘crack’ in Vettel’s F1 car

Posted on by
Marko suspects crack in Vettels F1 car

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel will definitely be at the wheel of a new ‘Suzie’ for the start of the European season.

Earlier this week, we reported that Red Bull was looking into whether an underlying fault with his 2014 car was contributing to the reigning world champion’s struggle to keep up with teammate Daniel Ricciardo.

So when a new version of the RB10 is built by the Milton-Keynes team, “Vettel will get it,” Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko said.

Marko has now told Germany’s Auto Bild that Vettel’s new 2014 chassis will be ready for the first European race, at Barcelona mid next month.

“It’s already been decided,” he said.

“In Barcelona, Sebastian will have a new chassis, because sometimes even a small hairline crack can have large consequences,” Marko explained.

He said Vettel has run into this sort of trouble before, and overcome it.

“In 2012, Sebastian had problems compared with Mark Webber, but after a chassis change suddenly everything was much better and when he regained his confidence, he was almost unbeatable and won the title,” added Marko.

Vettel always gives his F1 cars a female name, and for the 2014 season, Adrian Newey’s V6-powered RB10 is called ‘Suzie’.

Please share this F1 article & subscribe to our FREE F1 Newsletter

PinIt

Latest F1 News posts:

Find older posts on our F1 News page »

Free F1 Newsletter

Early Booking Discounts on F1 Tickets

Buy F1 tickets cheaper at F1-Fansite.com '14 & '15 Formula 1 Season Early Booking Discounts are:
F1 Grand Prix
Discount

Book F1 Tickets Italian F1 GP Italy
Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets USA F1 GP USA Available Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Belgian F1 GP Belgium Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Singapore F1 GP Singapore Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Spanish F1 GP Spain 2015 -20% till 31-07-'14
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Monaco F1 GP Monaco '15 Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Canadian F1 GP Canada '15 Available Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Canadian F1 GP Austria '15 Available Book Now
Buy F1 MerchandiseBuy F1 Merchandise of your favourite driver or team.
Online Broker Compare