BAHRAIN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE
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.”
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
Flavioon April 20, 2013 Reply
Hope it comes together this weekend. Go hard, give nothing away.
Mikeon 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 Jenneron April 20, 2013 Reply
How about Laguna Seca?
I think F1 would be spectacular there.
Adrianon 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 Brianon April 20, 2013 Reply
All the best Mark, go and get them mate.
helena joneson 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 walkeron April 20, 2013 Reply
Good luck for the weekend Mark, think you are fantastic x
emilyon 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…
WTFon April 20, 2013 Reply
smash em all MW
TRAVon 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
MagsCon April 20, 2013 Reply
Went to Watkins Glen but not as a race track. Amazingly beautiful place.
Aussie Malon April 20, 2013 Reply
Go you good thing! Hopefully the car woes of last week are done with. Good luck Webbs!
stuarton April 20, 2013 Reply
Ok listen up Fans
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
Scuderia Ferrarion April 20, 2013 Reply
happy 200th grand prix 🙂