Buemi key to Red Bull competitiveness at Monaco
Honda F1 website
Honda website

MAY 28, 2013

Buemi key to Red Bull competitiveness at Monaco

Test driver Sebastien Buemi was the key to Red Bull's turnaround on the streets of Monaco, it has emerged.

On Thursday in the Principality, the RB9 did not look like a competitive car.

"We were one second too slow," Dr Helmut Marko told Servus TV.

But by Saturday, Sebastian Vettel was disappointed to have just missed pole position.

Marko said Buemi, Red Bull's Swiss test driver, had turned no fewer than 400 laps in the simulator at Milton-Keynes, seeking a solution.

Buemi then headed to Monaco, and according to Auto Motor und Sport, he was spotted at Heathrow airport with two huge boxes of baggage -- reportedly new front wings.

"On Saturday we were on the pace," said Marko.

"After the initial problems, we are more than happy with the result - we have been able to extend our lead in both championships," he added.

(GMM)

Other stories for MAY 28, 2013

PROST RESIGNED TO VETTEL'S QUADRUPLE SUCCESS

VALSECCHI POSSIBLY IN LINE FOR GROSJEAN'S SEAT

HAMILTON HITS BACK AT VETTEL COMMENT

RIVAL TEAMS NOT ADVISED ABOUT MERCEDES TYRE TEST

RENAULT NOT DROPPING ENGINE PRICE FOR 2014

BUEMI KEY TO RED BULL COMPETITIVENESS AT MONACO

RAIKKONEN UPSET AFTER PEREZ RUN-IN

KOBAYASHI TESTS FERRARI AT FIORANO