Where Red Bull, Renault have gone wrong

Helmut Marko has admitted that the start of the season is “at least two months too early” for the underprepared Red Bull, while defending world champion Sebastian Vettel has pegged his hopes of scoring points at the opening race in Melbourne on the failure of others. What has gone wrong for a team that has convincingly clinched the championship in the last four years?


After the three pre-season tests in Jerez and Bahrain, the mileage covered ahead of the opening race in Melbourne sheds plenty of light:
Power Unit Teams Distance
Mercedes 4 17,994kms
Ferrari 3 10,214kms
Renault 4 8,743kms

Mercedes power units have accrued the most amount of mileage while Renault the least. This is further highlighted by the fact that three of the four Renault runners were at the bottom of this table:

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