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Red Bull apologises to Vettel for turbo issue

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Red Bull has apologised to Sebastian Vettel for the turbo failure that brought his Monaco Grand Prix to a premature end.

Vettel was running third after the first corner, but his car developed an issue with its turbo during the early safety car period. It was the latest car issue to blight Vettel's title defence, and Red Bull boss Christian Horner felt the need to apologise.

"We have to apologise to Sebastian for an issue with his power unit," he said. "It's frustrating that, after making a good start, his race came to a very premature end."

Vettel added: "It's disappointing. I had a good start and then we lost boost pressure from the turbo, so I had no power and had to retire. The team did everything they could. I felt quite helpless in the car, so I was asking for an answer of what we could do, but there wasn't anything at that stage. We fixed some problems yesterday with the ERS, but some more came today with the turbo, but we will move forwards and it will be good for us soon."

Renault's Thierry Salvi said the engine manufacturer would look into the reasons for the issue.

"For Seb he had a disaster today as he suffered a reliability failure from the power unit. We tried different settings to fix the problem but ultimately we had to retire. We'll look into the causes tonight and in the coming days to fully understand what happened."

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