Vettel sure of improvements after gearbox issue

By on Friday, June 6, 2014
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Sebastian Vettel believes there is still performance to be extracted from the Red Bull RB10 ahead of this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix.

Vettel suffered a gearbox issue during the second 90 minute practice session but returned to the circuit to set the third quickest lap time at the track where he emerged victorious in 2013.

"It was a bit of a shame to lose some laps; we had something with the gearbox, but fortunately we got it checked and went out again," said the reigning world champion.

"It meant that we were maybe a bit off the rhythm compared to some of the others, but it seemed to be alright and we still got some good laps completed. I think there’s still a lot if improvement we can do, the Mercedes is very quick, but it was okay as a start to the weekend."

Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo escaped damage when he clipped the wall at turn seven on his way to setting the sixth fastest time.

"The driving was good today, but looking at the time sheets we’ve got some work to do," he said.

"We got some good references to go by and we need to put some work in tonight. It seems that we’re close to some of the other teams, so we’ve just got to extract as much from the cars as we can over the weekend."

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