Poor show for Red Bull in Austria

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It wasn’t the homecoming Red Bull Racing wanted as both drivers struggled to make an impact at the Austrian Grand Prix.

World champion Sebastian Vettel’s torrid luck in 2014 continued as his RB10 lost all power barely a lap and a half into the race after a poor qualifying session saw him start 12th on the grid.

Oddly though, after parking up next to a marshall’s post, the car spluttered back into life again, though Vettel was a lap down.

After fighting his was back through the field, he came unstuck when trying to overtake Esteban Gutierrez, clipping the back of the Sauber and forcing the German to pit for a new nose.

With no chance of points on offer, he retired the car a little over half distance to save mileage on the engine.

Team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, winner of the last race in Canada, cast a fairly anonymous shadow over the weekend.

The Australian qualified fifth and come home a lonely eighth after a fairly uneventful 71-lap race.