Sebastian Vettel will compete in his third different Red Bull Racing RB10 chassis in as many races, with the team announcing that the four-time World Champion will have a brand new machine for the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix.
The team confirmed that the German switched chassis’ for last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, although have subsequently admitted that he did not have a new RB10 at his disposal.
“The chassis in Monza was actually an older one that was used in testing at Silverstone,” team advisor Dr. Helmut Marko told German publication Sport Bild.
“The change was more for psychological reasons. Now he is going to get a brand new one.”
Vettel was also given a new chassis for the Spanish Grand Prix in May, after the team suspected a construction flaw in his original RB10 which he raced with little success in the first four flyaway rounds of the season.
The reigning champion has struggled to adapt to the new technical regulations and has been summarily outclassed by his less experienced teammate Daniel Ricciardo, who has notched up three wins and three further podium finishes to Vettel’s pair of rostrum appearances to-date.
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