BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer Andrew Benson: "One of the best rumours of the winter is about Sebastian Vettel. At the first test in Jerez, it is said anecdotally, midway through the second day, after a fractured and massively truncated programme of kangaroo-hopping around laps as a result of the chronic problems of the Renault engine, the world champion got out of his car and said something along the lines of: 'This is pointless; I'm not driving that again until it's sorted out.' And left.
"No-one outside the team knows whether it happened or not, and those on the inside wouldn’t say. But whether the story is true or not is not really the point; it is a reflection of the dreadful situation Red Bull and Renault were in at the time. Vettel discovered a better - but still badly flawed car - at the second test in Bahrain last week. Renault and Red Bull continue to insist they are ‘getting there’. But what will he discover when he gets in the car tomorrow, his penultimate day of pre-season testing?"
How true do you guys think this is? Maybe something a frustrated driver would say in the heat of the moment…who knows. Maybe a character building year for Sebastian and his chance to prove to his doubters that he is a true World Champion!
Kind of reminds me of Lewis Hamilton’s problem in 2009!