Red Bull sure Sebastien Vettel will not give up on 2014 F1 season

Sebastian Vettel will not let his current frustrations with Red Bull's RB10 get the better of him during the Formula 1 season, reckons his team boss

Red Bull sure Sebastien Vettel will not give up on 2014 F1 season

The reigning champion failed to finish at Monte Carlo on Sunday when, while running third, he was stopped by a failed turbo.

But Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has faith that however downbeat Vettel was after Monaco, he will continue to work hard to help turn things around.

"Obviously this weekend was pretty tough on him and he is doing nothing wrong," explained Horner. "He is smart enough to recognise that.

"Like any sportsman he is going to be frustrated when things go wrong but with time to get breath, and reflect, he will just keep working away at it.

"It is the nature of who he is. He will keep his head down and keep working harder and harder."

RICCIARDO PLAN WORKS OUT

Despite the disappointment for Vettel, Horner says that Ricciardo's challenge on Lewis Hamilton in the closing stages of the race was a sign that the team's approach on Sunday was the right one.

"I think we set out to do our best race and once Dan was in clear air, after Kimi [Raikkonen] had picked up his puncture with [Max] Chilton on the endplate, we were able to run our own race.

"And rather than go bananas as it looked like the Mercedes guys were pushing each other incredibly hard, we thought let's just run our fastest race.

"So we built up and up and up and, in the last 20 laps really, started to push. Daniel had tremendous pace at that point of the race and was able to close Lewis down.

"But unfortunately around here you are never realistically likely to overtake unless the driver ahead makes a mistake."

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