Vettel not disheartened by reliability issues
20 February 2013 – Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel has refused to dwell on the reliability issues suffered by his RB9 at the Circuit de Catalunya on Wednesday, with the reigning World Champion causing one of two red flags at the Spanish Grand Prix venue this afternoon.
The German, who finished second on the timesheets to McLaren rival Sergio Pérez at the end of his second day at the wheel, racked up 84 laps around the technical problems and is remaining in a positive frame of mind about his new contender.
"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," Vettel commented. "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 took too much time to turn everything around, so we couldn’t get out again."
Mark Webber will take over the Red Bull cockpit on Thursday, with the Australian getting back behind the wheel for the first time since the first pre-season test at Jerez.