Vettel: A small failure but a big consequence 10 May, 2014 Sebastian Vettel stops on track during FP1 The 2014 season is turning into the proverbial Annus horribilis for quadruple Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel, and things got no better on the first day of free practice of the Spanish Grand Prix weekend. After stopping out on circuit during FP1 with a mere four laps completed in the session, he then had to sit out the entire FP2 as the team resolved the problem and thus missing out on a huge chunk of valuable track time. Sebastian Vettel in the Barcelona pit garage Vettel explained, “We had a simple failure in one of the looms, which caused a short and meant the car stopped. We had to change the chassis loom, which is a big job so I wasn’t able to go out in the afternoon.” “It’s a small failure, but a big consequence; there was nothing new on that part of the car, it was something new that happened in that area. Luckily it happened today [Friday rather than Saturday], but unfortunately we lost the chance to prepare for Sunday with two cars.” “I have to rely on what Daniel [Ricciardo] did today and get into the rhythm straight away [on Saturday],” he added. finished the day third fastest and with 57 laps to his credit. (GP247) Related NewsVettel: I feel like I have a car in my hands againVettel: We are here to fight for the championshipRicciardo: We looked like a third-place car and in the end that’s what it wasRed Bull: Sebastian will get a new Red Bull RB10 chassis for BarcelonaSpanish Grand Prix: Red Bull drivers preview Barcelona weekendRed Bull confirm new RB10 chassis will be ready for Vettel at Spanish GPVerstappen snubs Red Bull in favour of MercedesRed Bull rivals targeting Vettel claims MarkoAlonso: Ricciardo was very, very smart – a great fightRicciardo: I give mine a kiss every night, with tongue!