BAHRAIN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE

on April 20, 2013 On the track news with 15 comments

Friday 19 April 2013

CAR 2, MARK WEBBER
First Practice Session: Position: 7, Best Time: 1:35.101, Laps: 19
Second Practice Session: Position: 2, Best Time: 1:34.184, Laps: 26

“I would have liked to have got some more running in P2, but I still think we learned what we expected today. Saturdays are perhaps becoming less important overall than they used to be, but they’re still important in terms of traffic. You don’t want to be in too much traffic on Sunday, as the tyres don’t like being disturbed and wear more which will shorten your first stint – so you still need to be in a good position. We still have areas to improve on the car. Lotus and Ferrari look strong and Mercedes is there too.”

CAR 1, SEBASTIAN VETTEL
First Practice Session: Position: 4 Best Time: 1:34.790, Laps: 20
Second Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:34.282, Laps: 29

“It’s pretty close. If you look at the opposition then Ferrari and Lotus were strong today and I think it will be close in qualifying. It’s important to work with the tyres around the track. I wasn’t so happy with my short runs today – but that’s why we have the Friday practice sessions I guess; I was happier with the longer runs. The tyres still seem to be the dominating factor. The car seems quick, so we have to make sure we use that and then we should be on the right page.”

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AND FINALLY
After all the serious business of the day, here are five fast facts from Mark:

Mark Webber’s Top 5… Tracks we should race on, but don’t…
1. Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit – for the undulation, fantastic. They’d need to move the safety on a little bit but… just great.
2. Imola – I loved going there. Again for the rise and fall of the track. It’s really beautiful. Fantastic atmosphere, great location tucked into the village there. The history.
3. The Nordschleife – It’s got to be in there, but probably just from a road car perspective. Fantastic. I love it. It has to be in there, but not from an F1 perspective really.
4. The Red Bull Ring in Austria – That’s a really nice little track. A good place to drive an F1 car with that run up to turn two, some pretty quick corners… it’s a nice lap.
5. Watkins Glen – I’ve never driven it but it looks good on TV. Love to have a go

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15 Comments

  • Flavio
    on April 20, 2013 Reply

    Hope it comes together this weekend. Go hard, give nothing away.

  • Mike
    on April 20, 2013 Reply

    I hope and pray this your year mark. seb. needs to go home and suck the hind tit LOL!! “GOD BLESS”

  • Peter Jenner
    on April 20, 2013 Reply

    How about Laguna Seca?
    I think F1 would be spectacular there.

  • Adrian
    on April 20, 2013 Reply

    Congrats on race #200 Mark, pole would be great, but ultimately a win would be fantastic. We are right behind you here in Australia!

  • Jill and Brian
    on April 20, 2013 Reply

    All the best Mark, go and get them mate.

  • helena jones
    on April 20, 2013 Reply

    Hi ya, c’mon Mark have backed you for the last 2 races. Head up & go for it, get a good start. Lots of love’n’luck from all the transgender community x.

  • Kerry walker
    on April 20, 2013 Reply

    Good luck for the weekend Mark, think you are fantastic x

  • emily
    on April 20, 2013 Reply

    looking handy so far marky… keep it up son…! those three places will mean nothing if you continue the top form and have no tech issues… lets go webber…

  • WTF
    on April 20, 2013 Reply

    smash em all MW

  • TRAV
    on April 20, 2013 Reply

    please dont quit F1 Mark….wont to enjoy supporting you for another few years. I still believe you can win a world championship…AUSSIE AUSSIE…AUSSIE

  • MagsC
    on April 20, 2013 Reply

    Went to Watkins Glen but not as a race track. Amazingly beautiful place.

  • Aussie Mal
    on April 20, 2013 Reply

    Go you good thing! Hopefully the car woes of last week are done with. Good luck Webbs!

  • stuart
    on April 20, 2013 Reply

    Ok listen up Fans
    My prediction
    This race MK second, for the remainder of the season MK comes good with 4 wins and the title
    His wins are especially good because they are Silverstone, Monaco and the De GP, the 4th win, I am not sure of

  • stuart
    on April 20, 2013 Reply

    take a look, this is MW
    A wonderful pic of a wonderful guy
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/

  • Scuderia Ferrari
    on April 20, 2013 Reply

    happy 200th grand prix 🙂

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