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Vettel names 2014 challenger 'Suzie'

ESPN Staff
March 12, 2014
Vettel and Ricciardo look at the RB10

Sebastian Vettel has gone for the rather unspectacular name of Suzie for his RB10 this year.

Vettel has famously given a female name to all of his cars since joining Red Bull, though his latest effort lacks the spice of his world-title winning cars, whose names have included Randy Mandy, Luscious Liz, Kinky Kylie and Hungry Heidi. Arguably the name for 2014 reflects the uninspiring winter the team has had.

The last time Vettel opted for a single name was for his Red Bull debut in 2009, though Kate quickly ended up in the wall in Melbourne and was replaced by Kate's Dirty Sister, the chassis which took Red Bull's first victory in China that year.

If the winter is anything to go by Vettel may be calling on one of Suzie's siblings sooner rather than later.

Sebastian Vettel won his fourth world title behind the wheel of Hungry Heidi in 2013 © Getty Images