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Webber happy with faultless day

Mark Webber happy to see Red Bull on top at Suzuka
Mark Webber said he was pleased with a faultless day for Red Bull Racing after setting the second quickest time in Friday practice for the Japanese Grand Prix.

The Australian ended the day just under four-tenths of a second behind team-mate Sebastian Vettel as Red Bull dominated proceedings at Suzuka, with Robert Kubica more than seven-tenths of a second off the outright pace in third for Renault.

With many having tipped Red Bull as the team to beat this weekend, Webber was pleased to have enjoyed a trouble-free opening day of running and said the team was in a good position for Saturday regardless of what the weather will throw at proceedings.

“A good day, we couldn't have asked for much more – we had faultless running and got a lot of mileage,” he said. “The team put the cars together well and we had a smooth day. The balance of the car feels good although it's a circuit with lots of different types of corners, so you can't have everything – you need to work out what the priorities are for the best lap times.

“We're not sure what the weather's going to do tomorrow, it looks as though it may be a bit wet, but we've got good info in the bank, so we're ready for what happens.”



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rxracer - Unregistered

October 08, 2010 4:02 PM

Geez richard and jjj you do go on. Mark admitted he wasn't on it at Singapore and Vettel was just quicker, fair and square. If you read Marks comments on Autosport about the FP time difference this weekend, he says quite simply that he just doesn't fight for all those little token honours like fastest friday times. "I don't normally battle on Friday," said Webber, who is 21 points ahead of Vettel. "He did a few more laps and a laptime at the end. As usual he was not hanging around but Sunday is what counts." Vettel's truly cares about those meaningless ego oriented things as evidenced when he tries to set the fastest lap every race (even if he's in 10th) or FP. And given his WC position it's so obvious he's trying even harder to go out and push the absolute limits even in FP to try and intimidate/rattle Mark. This isn't like Singapore where Mark was very obviously struggling. Here he knows the Bulls are quick, he's comfortable with his setup, and I like his approach. Let Ve

CommodoreS

October 08, 2010 12:53 PM

@JJJ/Richard. Mark was off the pace at Singapore after being granted a new chassis.Richard compare the pace between Mark and Seb during the year. It has been closer, JJJ the sponsorship is one race only



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