Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel has confirmed that it was an engine failure the reason force out him season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
“On the second formation lap for some reason we lost power,” Vettel explained.
“Everything is linked to each other so the battery didn’t charge and I didn’t get any power from the battery. We know by now that the engine failed for some reason.”
“50 per cent is down but the other 50 per cent – Daniel – is still running and in a very, very good position.I think the most important is that the car is quick.
“Obviously there is still a lot to do in terms of reliability. It’s disappointing when happens to you but what can you do now?”