AUSTRALIAN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE
Friday 15 March 2013
CAR 1, SEBASTIAN VETTEL
First Practice Session: Position: 1, Best Time: 1:27.211, Laps: 16
Second Practice Session: Position: 1, Best Time: 1:25.908, Laps: 33
“Overall it was a good day for us. It was pretty seamless and there was no trouble with the car. After all the mileage of testing, it was fun to be out there – this circuit doesn’t get easier, it’s a good challenge. The soft tyre doesn’t last too long, but the harder tyre is a decent race tyre. The weather should be quite changeable tomorrow and, as we can’t predict how much that will impact the tyres and car balance, we need to be ready to change things. Today was a good day and the balance was good, but we need to be ready for what’s coming up.”
CAR 2, MARK WEBBER
First Practice Session: Position: 5, Best Time: 1:27.668, Laps: 18
Second Practice Session: Position: 2, Best Time: 1:26.172, Laps: 31
“It was not a bad day and we got through plenty of information. It was nice to have a bit of sun on the circuit after Barcelona, where we had pretty overcast conditions. We had to correlate a lot of information from Europe and that went pretty well. We still have a huge amount to go through tonight and we’re expecting a bit of overcast stuff tomorrow, so we need to be ready for that. Overall, it was pretty positive for us, but there are still areas to improve on.”
After all the serious business of the day, here are five fast facts from Mark:
MARK WEBBER’S TOP FIVE… Five things to do before the start of a race
How long before the start? That’s the question. If it’s a while before then…
1. I need sleep. Always a good thing!
2. I need fuel, so something to eat. That means the usual things, a bit of pasta or chicken, something easy to digest.
3. Get a briefing from the engineers.
4. Put my race kit on and go to the toilet!
5. Get in the car, which I always do from the left-hand side and do the belts up.
That’s it really. It’s not a big process, just getting yourself mentally ready, being prepared. I don’t have any big rituals really, aside from the left-hand side of the car thing.
Paulo Barroson March 15, 2013 Reply
Hi Mark, nice seeing you up in the charts. I guess we all have certain thing we do. I only get on/off my bike from the left side and always put the left hand glove first. Good luck tomorrow and Sunday.
Daryl Fieldon March 15, 2013 Reply
Mark, Aussie to Aussie, try the right hand side for once. It will pen up the left hand side of you brain and guess what Mr 2013 world champ?????? Regards Daryl
Deborah Bolognesion March 15, 2013 Reply
Good luck Mark!! I wish you all the best for the race and the rest of the season. Hope this is your year, you deserve it!! Keep pushing mate,always proud to be your fan,kisses from Italy!
Julie wiseon March 15, 2013 Reply
Great day at the track, definitely the professional team on the day, and all the off season work showed, can’t wait to see qually tomoroow
Darren kon March 15, 2013 Reply
Make the shirts normal size, not 1:0.5 scale
Kym Nicholsonon March 15, 2013 Reply
Good luck, hope to see you standing in 1st place on the podium. Go Aussie Grit. 🙂
psycho budgieon March 16, 2013 Reply
Go get ’em mate, right throughout the year, nail ’em to the wall. 😀
psycho budgieon March 16, 2013 Reply
Want to see really letting it rip this year mate, looking for the edge 24/7 – u r great to watch and barrack for. 😀
laverne richeson March 16, 2013 Reply
good luck for tomorrow and season
Stuon March 16, 2013 Reply
Rip into it Mark – use your wet weather webbed feet to put it on the front! 😉
Andy brearlyon March 16, 2013 Reply
Good luck Mark
Your the best
Remember to listen to smooth criminal!
Go jacko go WEBBER!!
Marcus Son March 17, 2013 Reply
Hmm, Red Bull ever going to give you a car without a bazillion problems, so you can go racing?
They messed up yet another race for you today.