2014 F1 season
Sebastian Vettel says drivers will have to be more conservative at the wheel of the new generation of cars.
“There?óÔé¼Ôäós a lot of things that potentially will change,” said Vettel after the launch of the Red Bull RB10.
“How big the changes will be, we can?óÔé¼Ôäót say at this stage. Whether it favours myself or another driver in particular, just because of the way they drive, it?óÔé¼Ôäós very tricky to know at this stage.”
With drivers limited to 100kg of fuel per race, fuel conservation is expected to play a greater role, especially at tracks where consumption is high.
“For sure, there will be new elements of driving skill, different skills that you?óÔé¼Ôäóll have to get on top of and adapt,” said Vettel. “If you drive it the same you drove it last year in the race, for example, you won?óÔé¼Ôäót see the chequered flag.”
Red Bull had a slow start to the first day of testing. Vettel completed just three laps after the team made a “mistake” while preparing the car on Monday.
“Obviously, previously with the new cars that we?óÔé¼Ôäóve launched here in Jerez, in the end, it was just the same toys under the cover, just probably laid out differently or way or set up in a different way,” Vettel explained.
“Whereas this year, there are a lot of new things. As you can see, there?óÔé¼Ôäós very little running so far. So everyone is struggling. It?óÔé¼Ôäós a massive challenge to get all your parts lined up ready to roll out of the garage first of all.”
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