Red Bull Racing
May 13

F1: Vettel still aiming to fight Mercedes

Sebastian Vettel straps his helmet on in preparation for the Spanish GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel straps his helmet on in preparation for the Spanish GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel hasn’t enjoyed a great start to 2014, but in Spain there were clear signs that he’s finally coming to terms with the RB10.

After a gearbox problem and grid penalty relegated him to 15th on the grid, he used a three-stop strategy to jump up to fourth, setting fastest lap along the way. He was still 27 seconds behind teammate Daniel Ricciardo, but he lost much of that in traffic in the early laps.

May 13

F1: Renault joining search for engine noise solution

Sebastian Buemi testing the Red Bull Racing RB10 Renault during testing in Barcelona on Tuesday. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic)

Sebastian Buemi testing the Red Bull Racing RB10 Renault during testing in Barcelona on Tuesday. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic)

Renault’s top F1 engine man Rob White says that the French manufacturer is fully behind efforts to address the noise issue.

Renault has already done some work of its own, although the first on-track testing is being conducted by Mercedes in Barcelona this week.

May 8

F1: Red Bull plays down Vettel’s chassis change

Vettel comes in for a pitstop during the 2014 Chinese GP. (Photo: Steve Etherington/LAT Photographic)

Vettel comes in for a pitstop during the 2014 Chinese GP. (Photo: Steve Etherington/LAT Photographic)

Red Bull has played down the significance of Sebastian Vettel getting a brand new chassis for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Just days after the reigning world champion struggled to match teammate Daniel Ricciardo’s pace in China, Dr. Helmut Marko said the team was looking into whether Vettel’s RB10 – affectionately dubbed ‘Suzie’ by the German driver – was damaged.

Apr 24

F1: Hakkinen blasts Vettel for ignoring orders

Mika Hakkinen, seen here during the German GP in 2011, won the Formula 1 drivers championship for McLaren two times. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mika Hakkinen, seen here during the German GP in 2011, won the Formula 1 drivers championship in 1998 and 1999. (Photo: Getty Images)

Former world champion Mika Hakkinen has criticized Sebastian Vettel for ignoring team orders.

Although Red Bull and the German driver have claimed Vettel ultimately decided to let teammate Daniel Ricciardo past in China, initially he answered “tough luck” when the radio call came.