Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel
was 'happy' with how things went in practice for the F1 2013 Canadian Grand Prix
The German concluded the first day at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
seventh overall on a 1 minute 15.280 seconds and while that left him 0.462 seconds off pace setter, Fernando Alonso, he didn't seem overly concerned.
“It was tricky this morning with the wet weather, but fortunately in the afternoon we had some dry conditions,” he stated.
"It was quite slippery, with low grip at the end. The dominating factor was the weather today and we're not sure what it is going to do tomorrow, but we're happy with where we are.”
Mark Webber meanwhile was also feeling positive and he wound up fourth on the times on a 1m 15.212s, which put him 0.068 seconds up on his team-mate.
“Today was pretty good,” said the Aussie. “It's a tricky circuit, especially when it's a bit green and there's not much rubber on track. The first session was wet, but we got some information on all of the tyres at the end there in FP2.
“The new tyre compound was okay, it wasn't expected to be hugely different, but it ran well. It would have been nice to do some more work on it, we got five laps – but it's better than nothing.
“We seemed pretty strong in both conditions today.”