Vettel: Car problems getting boring
10 May 2014 – Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has described as "a bit boring" the persistent technical problems he is suffering.
The German was restricted to just four laps of running on the opening day of practice for the Spanish Grand Prix, before a gearbox problem caused him to stop on track in Saturday's final qualifying phase.
"I'm quite disappointed. I didn't get much time in the car at all this weekend," Vettel explained.
"Obviously a gearbox issue stopped us running in Q3. I left the garage and I lost drive in second gear. It was clear there was a problem, but I still had third gear, so I thought I'd manage the lap without second gear. Unfortunately by Turn 1 I had lost all the other gears.
"There's not much I can do. Of course it's a bit disappointing, and now a bit boring. We've had all sorts of problems."
Despite his issues, Vettel remains hopeful of achieving a strong result on Sunday afternoon.
"We still managed to get into Q3, so we're 10th I guess. Anything can happen tomorrow – hopefully there's no damage to the gearbox."