by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
GP Week : Issue 197
Poor old Mark Webber. The moment he leaves, the mechanical drama pendulum swings full cycle across the Red Bull pit garage. While new boy Daniel Ricciardo enjoyed an almost faultless mechanical run throughout the weekend, the gremlins hit world champion Sebastian Vettel’s car like never before. Qualifying was the first sign, with Seb clearly overdriving to try and extract a time from a car that just didn’t want to get up and go. It turned out to be a fuel-metering problem. Software, apparently. Things went south even before the start on Sunday. On the parade lap (funnily enough, not on the grid-up out laps) Seb reported a lack of boost (read ERS), and from that moment his weekend was doomed. Things didn’t get better and, after a dispiriting three laps, with Seb suggesting that “this is ridiculous, guys,” the car was parked. "We don't know why it happened and we don't understand the problem yet,” he explained. “Everything is linked, so in the beginning I thought I just had no power from the battery, but it turned out that the engine failed in some way. It's complicated how everything works together, but in the end, the overall effect is that you have to stop the car." In contrast – for a while at least – Daniel Riccardo almost struggled to take it all in: “It’ll hit me tomorrow,” he grinned. “Right now it’s all a bit of a blur ... but it’s really cool!” It had been a long, long week and, while the now famous smile was still there, the young Aussie looked just a little pale and mentally exhausted as it all hit home. Sadly, the joy wasn’t to last ... Dr Luck migrates across the (Red Bull) garage 31 GPWEEK.com // 31 GPWEEK.com // F1 >>> AUSTRALIA PARTNERS: