5 Mar 2014

Vettel doesn't have high expectations

5:26 am on 5 March 2014

Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel is predicting a debacle for Red Bull unless they improve their car before the season opens at the Australian Grand Prix in 10 days time.

Vettel says just getting to the finish would be a success.

The German says if half the drivers fail to finish, then maybe they could take a few points.

Red Bull has had problems in preseason testing.

Formula One has a new V6 turbocharged power unit with energy recovery systems this year, replacing the old V8s, and Renault, which powers the Red Bull cars, have had more problems than Mercedes and Ferrari in getting their teams up to speed.