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Webber: We're looking good for the Turkish GP

Mark Webber: We spoke before qualifying and decided that, as tomorrow is going to be a long race, every lap you could save today might help tomorrow. It turns out that we're in the best possible grid positions and the team did a good job, as we have saved a set of tyres too, so it's looking good.

Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber is feeling confident ahead of tomorrow's F1 2011 Turkish Grand Prix.

Webber will start the fourth round of the season from second on the grid and while the Aussie was disappointed to again lose out to his team-mate, Sebastian Vettel, having been four tenths slower, he reckons the team's decision to only opt for one-run in Q3 will pay dividends in the race.

“I would have liked to have got a couple more tenths to have the margin. But obviously Sebastian did a very good lap for pole, but my lap wasn't too bad either,” Webber reflected.

“We spoke before qualifying and decided that, as tomorrow is going to be a long race, every lap you could save today might help tomorrow. It turns out that we're in the best possible grid positions and the team did a good job, as we have saved a set of tyres too, so it's looking good.

“There were some good decisions from the team. I'm happy with today and am looking forward to tomorrow's race.”

Red Bull Racing team boss, Christian Horner meanwhile was delighted to see his two men lock-out the front row, the first time the squad has managed that this year.

He also added that while it was a bit of a risk not to do two-runs in the shoot-out, the gamble did pay off.

“A great team performance,” he continued. “We elected not to do a second run with both drivers; we knew it would be a little tight, but strategically we believe it was the right thing to do, as both drivers now have a new set of tyres available for tomorrow's race.”



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07.05.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
07.05.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
06.05.2011- Friday Practice 2, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
06.05.2011- Friday Practice 2, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
06.05.2011- Friday Practice 2, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
07.05.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7

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Sparky62 - Unregistered

May 08, 2011 1:19 AM

A few races in and the first time Mark has had a trouble free practice and qualifying and because his team mate did a single lap faster his skill level has fallen off? Who says the new parts are faster? Surely a lot of Mark's practice was assessing the new parts rather than race setup? If they did two qualifying laps, who says Webber would not have matched Vettel or been a lot closer. Webber has had the fastest laps during the races,of any driver, so how does this translate to his skill being less? Idiots.

Grant - Unregistered

May 07, 2011 11:27 PM

Have you noticed that last year, Webber would on occasion beat Vettel for pole? And when he didn't there was minimal time difference between the two drivers (regardless of who was faster). This year, the margins are always much bigger and Vettel is always faster... It appears what Horner said last year is true... They are building the car around Vettel. Either that or since last year, Webbers skill level has dropped right off and he just isn't good enough anymore... I don't reckon Webber's skill level could drop off that much in 6 months....



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