Vettel unsure when Red Bull will fix issues
1 March 2014 – Sebastian Vettel has admitted that he is not sure how long it will take his Red Bull team to fix its current issues.
Although team-mate Daniel Ricciardo was able to rack up an encouraging 66 laps on the second day of this week's final Bahrain test, Vettel's first run lasted less than two sectors due to electrical and battery issues.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday afternoon, Vettel explained: "It's not the best situation to be in but we can't change it. Everybody is extremely motivated to fix it, but it doesn't happen overnight.
"We can just hope for a better day tomorrow and then to have a decent start to the season but at this stage reliability is still a big question mark."
He added: "It's difficult to say how long it will take to remedy. I think some things will just come down to the fact that in two weeks' time we'll have lots of new parts on the car.
"We've had some damage because of the problems we've had here and the parts aren't available overnight, so from that side I think things will get better over the next couple of weeks."
Vettel is confident that when Red Bull finally overcomes its issues, the RB10 will perform to a strong standard.
"We obviously haven't done much running but from the little we have done has been quite promising, so I think once we get going the speed should be OK," he said.