Vettel Finally Sees The Light

If he was still far better times, Sebastian Vettel could lap after lap in the final session of the winter testing season at the wheel of a Red Bull finally reliable.

Failing to be efficient, Sebastian Vettel at least reassured his team on the reliability of his Red Bull. Sunday at the Sakhir circuit, the quadruple world champion certainly did not spark the standings, even a merely winded 9th clock at 4, 190 time reference Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes). But the German was enquiller kilometers after a black day in which his car had not been able to cover a lap.

vettel finally sees the light

Vettel Finally Sees The Light

This is the essential from the perspective of an early season where the strength of cars could be paramount. 77 loops to counter for the RB10 is almost as much as in all previous test days since the end of January (85 laps)!

The final day of pre-season testing has again been marked by many reliability problems (7 interruptions of the meeting) which notably affected the team Lotus F1 but not the Caterham team (106 laps Kobayashi ). Romain Grosjean was forced to pack up before everyone else, the fault of a fire that broke out on the E22 in full line in the early afternoon. Last time the 12 drivers on the track this Sunday, the French could make 22 laps. Only Jenson Button was less (22) with a victim McLaren engine trouble.

Even though he had some weaknesses, the German block occupies again the top of the poster with the best time of Lewis Hamilton 1’33” 278 before the surprise team of the winter testing, Williams. Valtteri Bottas, teammate Felipe Massa at the top of the standings yesterday , signed the second clock at 0” 709 Columbia, Fernando Alonso completing the trio, 1” 002.

Rank Test:

1. Hamilton (Gbr, Mercedes) 1’33” 278 69 laps
2. Bottas (Fin, Williams) +0′ ‘709 108 towers
3. Alonso (Esp, Ferrari) +1’ ‘002 74 laps
4. Hulkenberg (All, Force India) +2 ‘299 74 laps
5. Vergne (Fra, Toro Rosso) +2 ‘423 74 laps
6. Sutil (Ger Sauber-Ferrari) 91 +3’ ‘189 tours
7. Chilton (Gbr, Marussia) +3’ ‘557 61 laps
8. Gutierrez (Mex Sauber) +4’ ‘025 86 laps
9. Vettel (Ger, Red Bull-Renault) +4’ ‘190 77 laps
10. Button (Gbr McLaren) +4’ ‘833 22 laps
11. Kobayashi (Jap, Caterham) 5” 113 106 towers
12. Grosjean (FRA, Lotus-Renault) +6’ ‘024 32 laps