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Red Bull clarifies Vettel failure

Red Bull reveals that a spark plug failure was the reason behind Sebastian Vettel's loss of pace in the Bahrain Grand Prix
Red Bull Racing has revealed that the problem that hit Sebastian Vettel during the Bahrain Grand Prix was not a fault with the exhaust, as was initially believed.

Vettel was leading the race from pole position when he suddenly lost power on the 34th lap of the 2010 F1 season opener.

Unable to keep Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa or Lewis Hamilton behind, Vettel dropped down to fourth place by the chequered flag, with on-board radio transmissions and Red Bull's post-race press release both stating that an issue with the exhaust on his RB6 was the reason for the German's loss of pace.

However, investigations by the team following the race have now revealed that the issue was due to a spark plug failure and not a problem with the exhaust.

Red Bull lies fourth in the standings following the season-opener, with Vettel's fourth place seeing him score twelve points as opposed to the 25 he could have secured with victory.


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Laurence - Unregistered

March 15, 2010 9:18 AM

The rule changes have made f1 into a qualifying race. What a boaring race to watch, how could the FIA allow this to happen? there was no overtaking, or even attempts to overtake. Had Vettel not had his problem then the result would have been as the starting grid.



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