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Time needed to adapt to F1 rule changes - Vettel


Time needed to adapt to F1 rule changes - Vettel


Red Bull unveiled their new car for the fast-approaching Formula One season on Tuesday along with their line-up of four time reigning world champion Sebastien Vettel and new recruit 24-year-old Australian Daniel Ricciardo.

The rule changes for this campaign are the most significant in decades and Vettel believes they might take a while for the drivers to get used to.

He said: “I think because of the big changes the drivers will have to adapt their driving style. We will have to, yeah, look after the car, look after your fuel situation so, yeah, it might be a little bit different in the races compared to what we are used to. I think everyone will get used to it but surely it will take some time to adapt and certainly if you look across the weekend it will require the drivers to simply adapt to what needs to be done.’‘

The significant changes for this season include new V6 turbo-charged engines, energy recovery systems and major aerodynamic alterations notably the nose design.

Red Bull, who have won the past four constructors’ and drivers’
championships, are currently at Jerez, Spain putting the first miles on the car in official testing.

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