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Webber: In the end I wasn't quick enough

Mark Webber: Third row is not where I want to be. KERS was up and down a bit, I didn't have it in Q2, I had it on the last lap in Q3, but in the end I wasn't quick enough and couldn't get the lap time.

Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber was disappointed following qualifying for Sunday's F1 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix and freely conceded he didn't get the best out of the car and tyres.

Webber, who had been fourth in final practice this morning in his Renault-powered RB7, will now start from the third row of the grid, in sixth place, alongside the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso.

Speaking after the session, the Aussie was clearly frustrated – and while a KERS issue may have accounted for some of his woes, he will still be alarmed by the 0.659 second gap to pole man and team-mate, Sebastian Vettel, who was back on song after his mechanics put in an overnighter [see separate story - click here].

“Third row is not where I want to be - I didn't get the best out of the car and out of the tyres,” Webber confirmed.

“KERS was up and down a bit, I didn't have it in Q2, I had it on the last lap in Q3, but in the end I wasn't quick enough and couldn't get the lap time. So, we have to come back tomorrow and see where we are.”

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner meanwhile was apologetic about the KERS issue – although he is convinced Webber can still do well.

“Unfortunately Mark picked up a KERS issue in Q2; it came available again in Q3, but it hampered his preparation," Horner added.

“Nonetheless we know Mark's a great racer and I'm sure he'll make good progress from there in the race.”


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cmc1 - Unregistered

July 30, 2011 11:07 PM

I'm not surprised that Mark Webber's qualifying pace has come to an abrupt halt, given the psychological fragility of Sebastian Vettel and the positive energy Mark had gained over the past couple of races. Something had to be done to maintain the advantage to Sebastian as it not just his team mate he needs to worry about now. That's just the way of the Bull's.

cmc1 - Unregistered

July 31, 2011 1:12 AM

6am Saturday morning RBR garage. Great job team what an effort. Oh! Did anyone fix Mark's car? (silence) Ah yaaaaah, we fixed Mark's car! You sure did.



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