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Vettel gets new Red Bull F1 chassis in Barcelona

Sebastian Vettel will have a new chassis for the Spanish Grand Prix as Red Bull looks to update the RB10
Sebastian Vettel will have a new chassis for the Spanish Grand Prix as Red Bull looks to update the RB10.

Red Bull has been making steady progress after a tough pre-season of testing, with Vettel scoring the team's only podium to date at the Malaysian Grand Prix. However, while he has struggled relative to team-mate Daniel Ricciardo in terms of getting the car suited to his driving style, the team says Vettel's new chassis this weekend is not a kneejerk reaction to his issues.

“Sebastian will get a new chassis for Barcelona, which was scheduled at the start of the season and then the next one will be for Dan at some time around Silverstone,” chief designer Rob Marshall said.

However, speaking to the official Red Bull website, Marshall said there should be no advantage for Vettel as a result of the new chassis.

“It shouldn't be [a benefit], as the idea is that they are all the same. Drivers don't always want to change them – they can get attached to a particular chassis and when they are on a good run they like to hang on to it for as long as possible!

“From our point of view we'd rather give them one or two new chassis during the season that we have been able to check out in the factory using various testing methods.”



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WadeAus

May 08, 2014 1:11 PM

Oh you mean the 4 x WDC driver performing the worst of the 2 and should be behind in the points if not for penalties. Guess that does make sense. So it's going to take them 2 months to make another chassis for Ricciardo? So if it takes 2 months to make, doesn't that mean they started building Vettel's before the championship even began!?

ThePaddock1

May 07, 2014 6:52 PM

not supprised at this he is definatly pushing for things that make him enjoy the car more which is good for him pushing the team but ricciardo has not moaned once and is still quicker so far, i rekon its down to the downforce as last 3 or 4 seasons dan has been driving the torro rosso with a lot less downforce therefore was already used to it where as vettel has had such a dominant car with the most downforce onit i give it a couple more races and vettel will be back, go dan!



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