F1 » Webber takes day one initiative in Korea


Mark Webber posted the fastest time in second practice ahead of Sunday's inaugural Korean Grand Prix, but had title rivals Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton in close attendance.

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James Montgomery

October 22, 2010 9:45 AM

It's early days yet... you can't tell who's going to win after practice...

Espechally when almost everyone was going 3 seconds faster in P2 compared to P1....

Webber may have learned the track faster than Vettel?

Qualifying is the real telling point

Drop Bear - Unregistered

October 22, 2010 9:46 AM

Vettel..."Sh!t, How am I meant to learn a track when it's not on PlayStation?"

Webber..."Out of the way boy, let me show you how we did it in the old days! Now whats the direction and where's turn one?"

Jagworth - Unregistered

October 22, 2010 10:07 AM

Of course Qualifying will sort out the order, and let's just hope team RBR do the right thing and support both drivers with strategy to match their grid / track position. These guys are both top peddlers and perhaps unfairly the press has characterized them based on certain events. But there is growing evidence that the team want Vettel to beat Webber. P1 on a green track was meaningless but if Vettel had topped the P2 timesheets Horner would be out there singing his praises, haven't seen a word yet about Webber standing out in P2 at the "new to all" venue .....

richard

October 22, 2010 10:29 AM

just observing. and how do you know that vettel was not out on full loads, on hard tyres, and webber was out on vapours and softs??
actual learning of the track and its corners may be a better way of gaining pole, than one or two quick, all-out laps. practice times mean very little. why not wait for quali to see the real times?

Alan D - Unregistered

October 22, 2010 10:40 AM

For me, P1 was the most interesting session when everyone was finding their way around the track. With 30 minutes gone, the fastest time was 112 seconds, dropping to 104 after 60 seconds and 100 at the end of the session.

Button was near the top all session, and Schumacher was consistently out-performing Rosbberg and looked to adapt pretty quickly. On one lap, MSc was .5 up on Button's best time, had a huge slide near the end of the lap, lost about a second, and was still faster than Rosberg.

Hamilton had some major gearbox issue and only did four flying laps at the end, at a time when everyone was trying to do hot laps. Compared to Button who was leading the timesheet, he was 2.5s slower, 1.2 slower, 0.3 faster, then a full second faster. Button was improving his times as well during this, but it showed how quick LH was learning the track.

Rob Wilson - Unregistered

October 22, 2010 10:49 AM

I just hope RBR's raceday strategy is fair to Webber.

We all know who is the "whitehaired boy" is at RBR,and I can see a scenario where Webber is given a dud strategy for the race whatever his grid position.

I just hope it's fair to both drivers.

Rob.

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