Vettel not happy with Bahrain performance
6 April 2014 – Reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel says he was not happy with his performance after finishing sixth in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Vettel, who won in Bahrain in 2012 and 2013, started the race from 10th on the grid and while he made progress, the German driver believes he lost out due to the straight line speed deficit of his Red Bull RB10.
"I think it was a busy race today, especially at the end after the safety car, but it’s a shame we couldn’t get further up," said Vettel.
"[Team-mate] Daniel [Ricciardo] proved that there was a little bit more to get from the car today, I couldn't really get to that bit, so I'm not so happy with my day. For some reason we seemed to be really slow on the straights, and not just against the Mercedes.
"Mercedes has a stronger package, so there's work ahead of us. It was straight forward with Daniel today, we worked well together as a team and we raced well, but surely I would like to have finished higher up."
Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner says that his outfit will investigate Vettel's problems.
"Sebastian reported a problem in a straight line, which we need to investigate because he didn't manage to overtake anyone at the end of the straight all afternoon, so there's plenty of work to do," he said.