Red Bull concerns grow after Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda suffer mechanical failures

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RED BULL suffered a double retirement in Bahrain and wish to bounce again.

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Purple Bull considerations have been raised over one other mechanical failure after points plagued their sister group. The Alpha Tauri pair of Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda have each suffered reliability issues throughout follow classes in Jeddah.

Tsunoda pulled up in the previous couple of minutes of the session after struggling an obvious engine failure. The problem seems just like Gasly’s retirement on the finish of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Gasly suffered his personal Saudi Arabian nightmare this morning as his automobile got here to a cease at pit exit. The Frenchman has reported driveshaft points along with his automobile earlier than pushing it again to the storage.

AlphaTauri confirmed on Twitter the group would “examine” the automobile.

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Red Bull concerns grow after Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda suffer mechanical failures

Purple Bull may very well be involved after points for his or her sister group (Picture: Getty)

The double mechanical points will trigger a headache for Purple Bull who’re working the identical powertrains because the AlphaTauri’s Talking after the session yesterday, Tsunoda stated: “Till the previous couple of moments in FP2, the automobile had felt okay as we speak.

“There are nonetheless a number of issues to work on in the mean time, however we’ve been capable of collect numerous essential information throughout each automobiles, which continues to be massively necessary in order that we will be taught extra about them and discover a clearer path to go together with this automobile. Hopefully we will perceive the difficulty we’ve had tonight and get it mounted for tomorrow’s FP3, so we will then put all of it collectively in terms of quali.”

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Red Bull concerns grow after Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda suffer mechanical failures

Each AlphaTauri drivers suffered points (Picture: Getty)

He stated mechanical points which plagued him final week “shouldn’t occur”. Nonetheless, Purple Bull declare they’ve solved the issue forward of this weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

They stated: “We have taken the mandatory steps to appropriate this difficulty and we anticipate no issues this weekend.”

The group additionally broke curfew guidelines on Wednesday to spend extra time engaged on the automobile. Nonetheless, Sky Sports activities F1 pundit Paul di Resta warned it will be arduous for Purple Bull to “replicate the problems” to discover a repair.

He stated: “The one bit I believe [Verstappen] can be nervous about this weekend is truthfully most likely the final 4 or 5 laps of this Grand Prix to see in the event that they’ve obtained a repair. I don’t see the way you replicate the problems that they’ve had.

“They’ve obtained all through winter testing, by way of qualifying with this gas difficulty not even exhibiting something. In case you’re main the Grand Prix it is going to be behind your thoughts for a very long time.”


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