Vettel sees bright side to unlucky 13

"Our car is good, as we have seen." - Dr Helmut Marko

Mar.15 (GMM) Although visibly annoyed, even Sebastian Vettel late on Saturday could see the bright side under gloomy skies in Melbourne.

The reigning world champion is unlucky 13th on the Melbourne grid, while his teammate Daniel Ricciardo delighted the partisan crowd by driving through Red Bull's crisis and splitting the dominant Mercedes cars with P2.

"This shows what our car can do," Vettel told German television RTL.

Red Bull's Dr Helmut Marko agreed: "Our car is good, as we have seen (with Ricciardo).

"Again we have had a software problem with Sebastian, so the poor performance, it was purely a software problem," he insisted.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sebastian Vettel , Daniel Ricciardo
Teams Mercedes
Article type Breaking news
Tags daniel ricciardo, dr helmut marko, melbourne, sebastian vettel