Marko: Sebastian is not amused that we are so far behind, but it’s no use getting angry 28 February, 2014 Sebastian Vettel’s title defence is going to be a tough ask Red Bull Motorsport Consultant Helmut Marko has urged reigning F1 Drivers’ World Champion Sebastian Vettel to keep his cool amid the early-season technical crisis which has struck the F1 Constructors’ World Champions team. After two dismal pre-season tests, things began to look a little brighter for the team early on Thursday as the third and final test in Bahrain kicked off. Daniel Ricciardo’s tally nudged over the 30-lap mark in the morning session, and he bettered the best laptime managed by the troubled RB10 throughout last week’s four days at the same Sakhir circuit. “This looks significantly better than last week,” said a source in Sakhir. Watching the action carefully will be world champion Vettel, who will only return to the wheel of the Renault-powered car on Saturday and Sunday. Sebastian Vettel with Helmut Marko in Bahrain Marko admitted to Bild newspaper that the reigning quadruple title winner is “not amused that Red Bull is so far behind” with just four days of track running to go until Melbourne. “But getting angry won’t bring us anything. Sebastian is always informed of any developments,” Austrian Marko continued, referring to the team and engine partner Renault’s scrabble to end the crisis. “Even ten million euros wouldn’t simply solve the problems,” Marko admitted. “Renault needs to get a grip on the engine. “Mercedes is a big step ahead of us, as they have already been able to do long-distance testing with their new car. We have worries about Australia and probably beyond,” he added. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. 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That is music to my ears.. karlich Are you people paid to chime in every time bad news regarding Red Bull and Sebastian appears? http://batman-news.com BRIT MEDIA AT IT AGAIN When Lewis felt like this in 2009 when he wasn’t given the tools to defend his title which was dominated by Brawn GP and the birth of Red Bulls speed, nobody made this much fuss. What goes around comes around. Empires rise and fall. Mercs time to rise. MERCury rising. http://batman-news.com BRIT MEDIA AT IT AGAIN Don’t care who wins between Rosberg and Hamilton. Just hope to see regular 1-2’s for Merc. They deserve it hey. Tamburello1994 Pay it no mind. Cowardice, bush league post like that are nothing to get in a twist about. RBC Haaaa just can’t stop laughing at Vettel. Will he call Renault Cucumbers this year? I wish Force India would run Karthikeyan for a race so he can blast past Vettel and complain that he didn’t get out of the way quickly enough. Suck on it Pettel… Tamburello1994 Agreed. No surprise the deck gets reshuffled. karlich Rosberg does deserve it – at least 1 WDC in his career. Hamilton, nah, as far as I am concerned, he can pull an “Alonso” for the rest of his career Boycottthebull F1 watchers were not amused to be given the finger all the time by Vettel to which even when told by his own team that it was disrespectful he proclaimed he was going to do it anyway. As such I cant say I feel much pity that he is not amused at his current situation. Its almost amusing! karlich ,|,,, 2015 Mohammed Emaaduddin Why should you bother?? I dont need to be paid to post what I think!! karlich No hurt feelings mate, I just find it rather intriguing how Red Bull and Seb haters find it necessary to rub it in, over and over again, go on about it, lament over it, and just for good measure laugh out loud and dish out some kicks when they’re down. But yeah, it’s what you think and if doing so entertains you, why not? All good Hugo Lafreniere Karma. It’s not fun, is it? Hugo Lafreniere Because Vettel did it to everyone, and especially to his own teammate AGAINST his team’s instruction last year. Did he need to rob Webber of that win in Malaysia? No. But he did anyway. So now that tables are turned, it is not only a right, but a duty to laugh at him. karlich Ah yes, here come the Webber fans. Well let’s see, shall we start listing all the accounts where other role models crossed the line with regards to sporting manners? Nah… let’s not. A few seasons of discussing this very issue with disgruntled Webber fans has taught me better. RBC 100% agree. He takes all the credit for the win, then blames the team when he’s not winning. Sure he puts on a facade of being a team player but those radio communications last year showed his true self, screaming at the team to find a way for him to pass a car ahead of him. farizY No offence on Alonso, but he got angry as well when his Renault under performed following his double world champ streak and Kimi complaint a lot at Renault when his car was not to his liking. That what makes a world champ, you want to have the best possible equipment.