Vettel laments rear instability

By on Saturday, October 11, 2014
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Sebastian Vettel was left to lament rear end instability with his Red Bull RB10 as he exited qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix in the second knockout session.

Vettel was only 11th quickest in qualifying - but will start from 10th as a result of Kevin Magnussen's grid penalty.

"I wasn’t comfortable in the car today," he said.

"It was very difficult, I think we took a step back from this morning and we expected the rear to be a lot stronger and the track to pick up more than it did. The car felt nervous, so I couldn’t take the speed into the corners, I lost the rear many times around the lap and therefore wasn’t quick enough."

Team-mate Daniel Ricciardo will start from sixth on the grid but admitted he was hoping for more.

"It’s tough to get a lap together around here, for a new track it’s really high in grip but at the same time it’s hard to read the grip; it’s not such a natural feeling that it gives us behind the wheel, but it’s fun and a new challenge," he said.

"We were trying to get the fronts in and get grip out of them and on the last lap I lost the rear. We’re better off than we were yesterday, but I was hoping for more than seventh."


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