Vettel unconcerned by minor reliability issues

By on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel saw his running curtailed by a couple of minor issues with his Red Bull RB9.

Vettel topped the morning session for the second consecutive day but saw his lap time eclipsed by McLaren's Sergio Perez.

"We had some issues with reliability today and we couldn’t do as many laps as we wanted, but I think it’s better that this kind of thing happens today rather than in Australia," he said after completing 84 laps at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona.

"It was nothing disastrous, just small things that hampered us today. We stopped the car once as we saw a small loss of pressure. The second stop towards the end of the day caused a red flag and it simply took too much time to turn everything around, so we couldn’t get out again."

Mark Webber will run for Red Bull for the remainder of the test.

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On this day
  • Fernando Alonso won the 2005 European Grand Prix.
  • Stirling Moss won the 1960 Monaco Grand Prix.
  • Alain Prost won the 1988 Mexican Grand Prix.
  • Damon Hill won the 1994 Spanish Grand Prix.
  • Sebastian Vettel won the 2011 Monaco Grand Prix.