Sebastian Vettel will get behind the wheel of a brand new RB10 at the Singapore Grand Prix as the team continues to get to the bottom of the German’s struggles.
This will be Vettel’s fourth new chassis of the season so far. The team replaced his first at the Spanish GP after suspecting it was deformed.
That however failed to cure his problems, so the team handed him a replacement for the Italian GP last weekend, though according to Helmut Marko, this wasn’t a completely new car.
“The chassis in Monza was actually an older one that was used in testing at Silverstone. It was more for psychological reasons,” he told Sport Bild.
“Now he’s going to get a brand new one,” confirmed the Austrian.
Meanwhile team-mate Daniel Ricciado has used just the one and continues to out-perform his four-time champion counterpart. Though in Monza – where Vettel outqualified Ricciardo – this was down to the hard tyres according to Marko.
“With the harder tyres he [Vettel] has had inexplicable problems.”