Sebastian Vettel has flatly rejected claims made by former McLaren Team Principal Ron Dennis that the German’s loss of pace at the Bahrain GP was due to his Red Bull running short of fuel.
The team had initially suspected the problem to be an exhaust failure, but clarified their diagnosis after the race to a spark plug failure.
But Vettel moved quickly to dismiss
McLaren’s strategy of upsetting Red Bull Dennis’ hints that the team hadn’t been truthful with revealing the problems from the previous weekend.
Auto Motor und Sport quotes Vettel’s rebuttal as follows: “Maybe Ron Dennis wanted to attract attention with his theory, because otherwise no one asks for his opinion anymore.”
[Original image via Singapore GP]