2013 Spanish Grand Prix – official qualifying
“I was pretty happy with the last sector, as historically it’s been a bit weak for me. Now finally, after the last couple of years, I understand the last few corners a little better. I’m quite happy as yesterday and this morning I wasn’t too comfortable, particularly in the last sector, but we improved the car. We had a pretty smooth qualifying session, we took a slightly different approach to some others using option tyres only – whether that helps us tomorrow we‘ll have to wait and see, but it will be an interesting race and a lot will be about tyre degradation. It’s good to start a little bit higher up, so let’s see what we can do tomorrow.”
“Qualifying went well today apart from Q3. I was disappointed with the lap in Q3 and lost a lot of time in the last sector; I’m normally quite strong there, but I was in trouble with the rears. It’s a sensitive game these days and you need to get everything lined up. So, in the end I’m disappointed with the last lap, but everything else I was happy with. It will be an interesting race tomorrow.”
Stuon May 12, 2013 Reply
Good luck tomorrow Mark! Looks like an early first stop. A safety car might help you out.
emilyon May 12, 2013 Reply
bummer about the last sector mark, was looking promising up until q.3…. hopefully a decent start will see you move your way up the grid in the race….. tyres are a little frustrating for those who want to see more consistent laps/racing… all the best mate
Robertaon May 12, 2013 Reply
I hope you win the race Mark! Good luck!
TRAVon May 12, 2013 Reply
Why is it that Mark is not performing this yr?