Red Bull using 2011 alternator in current car

Red Bull RB8 Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Korean Grand Prix, Practice, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Friday 12 October 2012.Oct.13 (GMM) Red Bull is confident that it has gotten to the bottom of its recent alternator problems, after the team had several problems with the Magneti Marelli units supplied by engine partner Renault in 2012.

But Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport says Renault recently reverted to a 2011-specification alternator that helped Sebastian Vettel to reliably win the Suzuka and Singapore grands prix.

“We are using a model now that has proved itself over two months,” Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko is quoted by the German broadcaster RTL.

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