Reliability now Red Bull's priority - Marko

After focusing on the speed of the RB6 early this season, Red Bull is now turning more of its attention to boosting reliability. Despite dominating the laptimes at many venues so far in 2010, the Austrian team is not leading the world ...

After focusing on the speed of the RB6 early this season, Red Bull is now turning more of its attention to boosting reliability.

Despite dominating the laptimes at many venues so far in 2010, the Austrian team is not leading the world championships after a spate of issues.

The latest reliability glitches were in the cars' gearboxes in Canada, and Mark Webber does not deny that the situation could be traced back to the winter testing phase.

"We elected to run the car when we did in testing because that is the decision we made," said the Australian, referring to the RB6's late track debut.

"We could have done a bit more reliability work and you may say the car would not have been so fast, but it is a long, long season," Webber is quoted as saying by AAP news agency in Valencia.

Team consultant Helmut Marko confirms: "The direction of our development has changed somewhat.

"The reliability is now the priority," he told Kleine Zeitung newspaper.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber