Germany

Last Race: 20th Jul Germany

Germany GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Valtteri Bottas
3 Lewis Hamilton

Red Bull undone by unknown assailant

Sunday 13th May 2012

Share:

Red Bull undone by unknown assailant

Red Bull undone by unknown assailant

Red Bull's efforts in Barcelona were sorely hampered as both Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber needed new front wings after theirs were mysteriously damaged.

Webber was the first to come in for an out-of-sequence pit stop for a new front wing, changing his on lap 18, while Vettel later came in on lap 43.

That, though, wasn't Vettel's only issue on Sunday as the German was also slapped with a drive-through penalty for ignoring yellow flags.

"It was a hard day in the office. I'm not entirely happy," said the reigning World Champion.

"I think we could have been at least one position further up. We had a good recovery in the end.

"It was good fun, but when it's up and down, up and down, it's quite difficult.

"I didn't think I had damage with the nose. It felt like there was something stuck which ruins the aerodynamics.

We decided to come in and change the nose. That cost us some time, but it was right to do.

"We found out that the front end of the wing was actually broken. I don't know why, I didn't hit anybody."

Strangely, his team-mate Webber's afternoon was also undone when he suffered front wing damage. And, like Vettel, he didn't know where or why.

"It was an interesting race. I don't know where I got damage on my front wing but I had to pit for a new nose," said the Aussie, who finished P11.

"When you're out of position round here you have to look after your tyres and when you catch people, your tyres get killed. I was out of position whatever happened with the nose.

"If you push you have to pit. It's a new way, it's good for the fans if they like it, but it makes it more challenging for us in different ways."

Related Links
Report: Maldonado storms to maiden win
Gallery: Sunday's pics from Barcelona

Saturday's Gallery From Hungary

Editor's Picks

Winners & Losers: Germany

Winners & Losers: Germany

Not the best result, but Daniel Ricciardo drove the finest race of his F1 career on a storming afternoon at Hockenheim...

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

There appears to be a sense of déjà vu for Ferrari since the return of Kimi Raikkonen, and perhaps it's time for the team to cut their losses...

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Daniil Kvyat is bossing his more experienced team-mate, unlike Kevin Magnussen. Fernando Alonso still has the biggest margin...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...