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Turbo issues ended Vettel's race

Meanwhile teammate Ricciardo finished third.
Sunday, May 25, 2014

 

25th May, 2014 (F1 Plus / Rosie Baillie) - A turbo issue forced reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel to retire from the Monaco Grand Prix.

Vettel had a good start, moving into third ahead of teammate Daniel Ricciardo, before complaining that he had no drive.

After a long pit stop he returned to the track but had to return to the pits when he found he could no longer engage gears.

"I had a good start and then we lost boost pressure from the turbo, so I had no power and had to retire.” Vettel said.

“The team did everything they could. I felt quite helpless in the car, so I was asking for an answer of what we could do, but there wasn't anything at that stage.”

Teammate Ricciardo had a strong race, again proving he's worthy of that drive at Red Bull. 

He appeared to come to life at the end of the race as he started to chase down second place runner Lewis Hamilton.

Ricciardo was unable to pass the Mercedes driver but put him under pressure and finished 0.4 seconds behind him, to make his second podium appearance of the year.

"The race really came to life towards the end,” Ricciardo said.

"After the re-start we were just saving the tyres to the point that we could get to the end and then, with 20 laps to go, I thought they would be okay so I pushed.”

“It was the first time in the whole race that I felt like I was really driving the car and we caught Lewis. It was fun but I couldn't get him, so I have to say the race finished better than it started."

 

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