Sebastian Vettel has said he is 'pretty happy' with how things went on the opening day for the 2013 F1 British Grand Prix, even if the opening session was a wash-out.
The German, like most of his rivals, did very few laps this morning. However, with conditions improving for FP2, he managed 31 tours, his best effort a 1 minute 32.680 seconds, which left him third overall, 0.432 seconds off day one pace setter, Nico Rosberg.
“I think overall we can be pretty happy, it was a good day. Obviously it was important to get some laps in the dry as we expect dry conditions on Sunday,” said Vettel. “Now we need to have a look at what we can improve, have a look what the others did and then we'll know a little bit more for tomorrow.
“Today we tried to do both short and long runs. For FP3 tomorrow, we need to decide if we go for short runs, to prepare for qualifying, or long runs trying to look more at the race set up.”
Team-mate, Mark Webber, who announced on Thursday he is quitting the sport
, meanwhile was second quickest in FP2, 0.299 seconds off Rosberg and 0.133 seconds up on Vettel.
“We tried to do as much as we could in 90 minutes; we put both compounds on and did different fuel loads as well, so it was quite a demanding session for the team. In the end we got what we could out of it,” added the Aussie.
“I think that both Seb and I ran different compounds and got the information we need for the race. Today we did a snapshot of work for tomorrow, but mostly the focus was for Sunday. I think the race will be quite tight, to be honest I don't think there's anyone charging away,” he concluded.