on April 12, 2013 On the track news with 14 comments

Friday 12 April 2013

First Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:37.658, Laps: 21
Second Practice Session: Position: 5, Best Time: 1:36.092, Laps: 31

“It was good today and we achieved a lot of mileage. There are obviously some pretty quick cars out there – we saw that in Malaysia before it rained in qualifying. We’re getting a lot of information, but we’re still in this early phase of learning about the tyres. I think that we have a bit of work to do, but the car doesn’t feel too bad, we just have to keep working on understanding the tyres. It’s nice to have a stable weekend in terms of weather, which is unusual in Shanghai.”

First Practice Session: Position: 4 Best Time: 1:37.942, Laps: 20
Second Practice Session: Position: 10 , Best Time: 1:36.791, Laps: 27

“Today was a tricky day for us. I struggled a bit this afternoon and the gap to the guys at the top is a little bit bigger than I’d like. There are two or three things that we need to work on and then we should be in a better shape for tomorrow. I think we know what we need to do. It looks like the soft tyre is the one for qualifying, but it seems that we won’t see that many stints on the soft tyre during the race.”



  • noel brasser
    on April 12, 2013 Reply

    keep plugging away mark its going to come for u just keep chipping away all OZ are behind u man

  • Vic aka Civy
    on April 12, 2013 Reply

    Agreed Mark, all of Oz is behind you and probably a hell of a lot more of the F1 fans since the last race

  • Marcus
    on April 13, 2013 Reply

    Great driving today Mark.

    @Admin: Any way of getting a direct response from Webber on the “He deserved too lose” statement that Vettel made during his childish rant?

  • Mack Brabham
    on April 13, 2013 Reply

    Mark, keep your cool. I’ll be mad enough for both of us.
    Vettel showed what he is in the press interview yesterday. He is simply a liar and an arrogant puffed up prima donna who puts his personal interest above that of the team.
    I say turn the wick up on the Red Bull cars , cancel all team orders, let them race and see who is best.
    To the devil with Vettel.

  • sacha
    on April 13, 2013 Reply

    Go on we’re behind you mate. Great driving. hope you don’t get the usual KERS problems on Sunday.
    See you on the podium in 1st place. Good luck mate.

  • Jill and Brian
    on April 13, 2013 Reply

    Not only OZ but Europe too! Lets hope Mark spanks him this weekend.

  • FreeJack
    on April 13, 2013 Reply

    Hit it hard tomorrow, Webber…let’s keep Vettel on the radio, asking them to get you to slow down for him.

  • emily
    on April 13, 2013 Reply

    mark you are an impressive bloke… seb was pretty dirty with his tactics last GP… but trying to use the media to spite you afterwards makes him lower than whale shit….! once again you inspire us all with the composure and nobility… just go and get that little brat webber

  • Narelle (Western Australia)
    on April 13, 2013 Reply

    GOOD LUCK Mark. Australia is behind you 110%. Lets hope Sebastian’s brakes fail and he runs into a wall lol 🙂

  • Karin
    on April 13, 2013 Reply

    Oh no, that can’t be true!!! Not enough gas for Q2?! That hurts!

  • Trav
    on April 13, 2013 Reply

    Is Seb’s side putting the fuel in your car Mark??
    Bloddy unbeleiveable…from a team the calibre of red bull to get the fuel wrong??
    I feel for you Mark.

  • john
    on April 13, 2013 Reply

    Sabotaged by RBR yet again.

    Its getting ridiculous.

    No Fuel now? Please leave them now. Its disgusting what they are doing to you.

  • warpskullz
    on April 13, 2013 Reply

    Go for the win! If vettel tries anything beat the fucker to the line! Its your year this year.

  • Sax
    on April 13, 2013 Reply

    Wow!! let the new breed of teams orders being. Mark’s car out of fuel in qualifying, KERS problems in the race etc. Result Mark to start at back of the Grid. Go on Mark show them who is really No.1, Mr H permitting.
    You can do it GO GO GO

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