Mark Webber concluded Friday practice for the F1 2011 British GP today at the head of the times, although with conditions wet in both sessions, neither was very conclusive in terms of revealing the potential Silverstone pecking order for the weekend.
Webber finished free practice one six tenths up on his closest rival, his best lap a 1 minute 46.603 seconds.
However with the rain intensifying for FP2 no-one could improve and that left the Aussie – who was only 16th in the second session – on top in the combined times [see separate story - click here
“I think everybody expected this weather today - it looks a bit better for tomorrow and Sunday,” Webber reflected. “It's normal for Silverstone to have difficult conditions, as the rain showers come fast and the wind is high, so the conditions can change quite quickly.
"We got some good information on the intermediate tyres today, I did all my running on one set. Hopefully we can try the dry tyres tomorrow.”
Team-mate and current championship leader, Sebastian Vettel
meanwhile was 13th overall in the sister car – more than two seconds slower – but he still maintained he was happy with his RB7.
“The circuit was changing a lot today, so it was hard to find out too much and understand the effect of the changes introduced this weekend," added the defending world champion. "But we will learn more tomorrow.
"I was happy with the car today and the balance, even in these conditions. I have all the pit crew on my helmet at this year's race, their local race, to say thank you for all their hard work."