Mar.30 (GMM) According to Niki Lauda, Red Bull could look back on the first two rounds of 2010 and rue precisely where the team blew the world championship.
Back-to-back pole sitter Sebastian Vettel left Melbourne on a direct flight to Malaysia on Monday, after retiring from the lead of the Australian grand prix with a wheel-mounting problem caused by a loose wheel nut.Two weeks earlier, also whilst leading in the dominant RB6, he dropped to fourth place with a failed spark plug."There will be consequences," triple world champion Lauda told the German newspaper Bild, in an article headlined "Vettel mad at his Schrott (Scrap)-Bull".Added Lauda: "Red Bull can forget the title."But team boss Christian Horner has urged Vettel's fans not to "panic", arguing that it is not the end of the world for the 22-year-old to be travelling to Kuala Lumpur with a 25-point title deficit."We know we have got a fast car and I would far rather have a fast car than a slow car. It's a long season," the Briton is quoted as saying by The Sun."There is still a long way to go and the season will have many different twists and turns," added Horner.