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Red Bull take steps to avoid fuel vacuum repeat

Red Bull take steps to avoid fuel vacuum repeat

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Red Bull take steps to avoid fuel vacuum repeat

Red Bull take steps to avoid fuel vacuum repeat

Red Bull is confident there will be no repeat of the issues that wrecked its season-opening race in Bahrain.

Reigning F1 champion Max Verstappen was on course for second place behind Ferrari's Charles Leclerc when he was forced into retirement.

The Dutchman's exit promoted team-mate Sergio Perez onto the podium but the Mexican also suffered the same fate, forcing him into a spin at turn one on the final lap.

A deep dive into the problem discovered a fuel system issue that Red Bull insist has now been corrected going into this weekend's race in Saudi Arabia.

A Red Bull spokesperson said: “Both cars suffered from a lack of fuel pressure last weekend.

"The correct amount of fuel was in both cars, but a vacuum prevented the pumps from drawing fuel and delivering it to the engine.

" We’ve taken the necessary steps to correct this issue and we expect no problems this weekend.”

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