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F1 Bahrain GP: Vettel refusing to let reliability woe dampen hopes

Sebastian Vettel won't dwell on Ferrari's reliability woes as problems force him to retire from the Bahrain Grand Prix before it starts.
Sebastian Vettel says he will turn his attentions to the coming races after suffering a costly DNF in the Bahrain Grand Prix due to more Ferrari technical issues.

The four-time world champion managed just half of the formation lap before his Ferrari cried enough, the German forced to watch the race from the sidelines as Nico Rosberg notched up a second straight win and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen finished second.

An early blow to his burgeoning title aspirations, Vettel was frustrated with the reliability issues – Ferrari's second in two races -, but wasn't keen to let to dampen his spirits of what he feels is a quick car.

“It was a very short race, I didn't even break a drop of sweat…We had a failure, I saw a lot of smoke from behind and I lost power so we decided to stop the car. For sure it is frustrating, because in the end I am here to race. The problem came as a surprise, both for me and the whole team, as I was approaching Turn Eleven.

“Now we need to understand exactly the problem and learn from it. It is not ideal and we can't be proud of it. But we had a good preparation over the winter, we are pushing very hard and we know that we can still improve.

“We still have a lot of races ahead of us, this is going to be a long year so even if today it was not good because I couldn't score any point, we'll make sure that the next race goes a lot better…”
by Ollie Barstow



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richard

April 05, 2016 12:44 PM

kimis oz incident was a blown turbo seal. sebs issue was a failure in an injector. bth parts that were not manufactured by ferrari. kimis engine was undamaged, but i am not so sure about sebs.

btr100

April 06, 2016 8:09 AM

richard: kimis oz incident was a blown turbo seal. sebs issue was a failure in an injector. bth parts that were not manufactured by ferrari. kimis engine was undamaged, but i am not so sure about sebs.
Then that is the fault of the management. They should scrutinize the OEM partners more strictly.



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