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.”