But the F1 world champion Vettel said that he and his Red Bull team are well prepared and ready to go in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix Sunday in Melbourne.
"Skill comes with practice. I will not be as shy as today, as I know what I am going to do," said Vettel. "Yes, I have number one on my car. Now I have it and I don't want to part with it. That is my aim for the year"
Bernie in New York to discuss new raceF1 commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone will miss the season-opening race in Melbourne as he will head to New York to talk to officials about staging a race on Staten Island, local media reported on Wednesday.
Ecclestone would meet New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Australian GP Corporation chairman Ron Walker, denying the trip was a snub to the Melbourne race.
Yamamoto joins Virgin as reserve Japan's Sakon Yamamoto will be Virgin Racing's reserve driver for the first three races this season.