SPANISH GP – RACE
Sunday 12 May 2013
Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: 4th, Start Position: 3rd
“I think we can be happy with fourth today. The first three cars were a little bit too fast for us and regarding looking after the tyres, they did a better job. We need to catch up; we’re not going the pace of the car, we’re going the pace of the tyres and obviously we do something to make the tyres wear more. We got some good points today, although of course we wanted more. The start was good, we then tried to hold on with a three-stop strategy, but had to change to four stops.”
Car 2 MARK WEBBER, Finish Position: 5th, Start Position: 7th
“We were struggling for the range and a bit of pace today, to be honest. The Ferraris and the Lotus were in a bit of a different league and that made it hard for us to compete today. I think we got the most out of what we had, particularly as by the first corner I was probably 14th or 15th, so to come back with that result was pretty good. We managed to get back in to the scheme of things, but we were always a little bit on the back foot in terms of tyre wear and ultimately pace. If you don’t have the pace, then you can’t have the magic strategy. I was happy with how I drove and we got some points, but it wasn’t the result we wanted.”
CHRISTIAN HORNER, Team Principal: “A tough race. Fourth and fifth places obviously weren’t the target going into the race, but the way it panned out it was obvious that tyre degradation was going to be a key factor. We didn’t quite have the pace today but we still managed to score some strong points. We made four pit-stops with both cars, saw some great work in the pit lane and recorded a succession of very fast stops. It was a good recovery after a difficult first lap for Mark.”
THIERRY SALVI, Renault: “We would have liked to have finished the race a couple of positions higher of course, but this year it is difficult to be aggressive as you have to manage tyre wear throughout the race. This in turn limits how you configure the engine and the options available to you. All the same, it was positive to finish fourth and fifth, which gives us a decent points haul from the weekend.”
Robertaon May 13, 2013 Reply
Well done Mark!! 🙂 🙂
Marcus Son May 13, 2013 Reply
King at Monaco, do it.
sorayaon May 13, 2013 Reply
He Mark next race “MONACO” so far so good for you , so no wishes too early
Travon May 13, 2013 Reply
comon.Mark…..Seb is smacking you…and hes a jerk. We fans need a win.
emilyon May 13, 2013 Reply
great fight back after a tough start webber…! Even with a top launch the tyres seemed to assign you to either 4th or 5th anyway (from a spectators perspective)… Monaco next up, but unlike other fans, im not looking foward to it… the soft, let alone super soft tyres are going to provide a completely different race to last year…. I hope you and RBR can overcome some of the issues in the next two weeks… all the best mate, we know you gel with the historic street track very well… lets go out there and grab number ten eh…
Ferrari Scuderia F131 16 Mon May 13, 2013 Reply
hey mark really happy with your 5th placings was a very good drive started in 7th place to 5th very good prime condition performance , im starting to think now tho after hearing on the news that christian horner said that your past your prime ? i mean for someone to say that makes me think do you even have any friends in formula one ??? i dont know why they keep treating you like the ugly girl at the dance when all you do is try your very best and when you get the results its still not good enough for some reason ah well i guess its just life , if is me i go to Williams F1 team 2014 will be a new era i hope williams will use ferrari engines , or honda will come back to F1 with mclaren or even william im starting to lose my love for Formula one now.
stuarth44on May 13, 2013 Reply
I do wish , old chap , that you would drop” to be honest” a real Pommie thing you seem to have latched on to
We are all honest
Good luc Boyo
P Olsenon May 13, 2013 Reply
Awesome race mate. Pole it at Monaco, time you were given a fast car to attack the top three!!!!!!
Jill and Brianon May 14, 2013 Reply
We were in Barca this weekend, why does SV, Newey, and Horner (being driven by SV’s ‘blond haired lap dog’!!!) always drive to the track together, when Mark always follows separately. Horner’s car stopped in front of us, we pointed at Mark’s name on our jackets and shouted treat him right Horner – all we got was a sarcastic grin. Disgrace Horner. The air was blue, there were many Mark fans there at the time.
Dianaon May 28, 2013 Reply
Monaco seems to be on your side well done Mark