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Japanese GP practice reactions: Red Bull Racing

Mark Webber - 11th:

“Today was all about the conditions. We've only got a certain amount of wet tyres that we can use during a race weekend, so we can't just run round in the wet for the sake of it. We have to do what we can in the laps that we have available on those tyres. The start of P2 was very wet and it wouldn't have been possible to learn a great amount – but we did a few laps at the end of the session to get an idea of where we're going.”

Sebastian Vettel - 17th:

“In P1 it was too dry for the extreme wets and by the end, also for the inters, but it was too wet for the dry tyres too. I think the general problem today for all is that teams are short of wet tyres – whatever you use today has to also count as part of your allocation for the weekend, which is why not many cars were running. In P2 there was a lot of water on the circuit at the start, so no-one wanted to take the risk of maybe doing something stupid. Towards the end of the session the rain became lighter, so we went out to check everything was good with the car. The circuit is fun to drive here, even in the wet. Let's hope for more consistent conditions tomorrow, but I think we have a competitive package whatever the weather, so let's see.”

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Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull RB5, German F1 Grand Prix, Nurburgring, 10-12th, July 2009
Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull RB5, German F1 Grand Prix, Nurburgring, 10-12th, July 2009

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October 02, 2009 1:52 PM

it is interesting to see the reason behind sebs drive through in singapore. there is absolute proof that he did NOT exceed the limit. but he took a slightly shorter line into the pits, and the camera calculated his speed between the two points, thus miscalculating his speed. he was very hard done by. in future, the cameras should be on a straight bit of the lane, to avoid such an error in the future. one that spoilt the race and posibly the wdc


October 02, 2009 3:12 PM

The car was falling apart. But i doubt he was speeding. Richard, have you seen Sunny on these boards. Hopefully he is not into the headstock after hearing the Alonso announcement.

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