Monaco Day 1: Red Bull review

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB6. Formula One World Championship, Rd 6, Monaco Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Thursday 13 May 2010.

Sebastian Vettel

May.13 ( Monaco and Formula1: glamour, egomania and conspicuous consumption. But with the Cannes Film Festival taking place nearby, it got us thinking what it would be like …

1st Practice P2, 2nd Practice P3
“We did a lot of laps today, which is good as that’s important in Monaco. The car feels alright, but if you look at the times it’s difficult to judge where we are. One thing that’s clear it will be very, very tight over the weekend. The top four teams are split by a couple of tenths and fuel loads are not as important here, so it’s close. It looks challenging. Qualifying has been good for us at the last races and I hope it continues on Saturday.”

1st Practice P4, 2nd Practice P10
“It was a pretty good day today, we went a bit early with the options to beat the weather and we’ve got a bit of work to do with the balance, but in general it was good. We’ve made progress in the low speed stuff since last year. We saw indications of it in Singapore and Abu Dhabi and what we learned with the RB5 has rolled into the RB6. It will be tighter here than it was in Spain, it’s a special track, we know that. Saturday will be an exciting qualifying session for definite.”

First Practice Session
Position: 2, Best Time: 1:16.000, Laps: 26, Chassis No. 3

Second Practice Session
Position: 3, Best Time: 1:15.099, Laps: 48, Chassis No. 3

First Practice Session
Position: 4, Best Time: 1:16.382, Laps: 24, Chassis No. 4

Second Practice Session
: 10, Best Time 1:15.620, Laps: 28, Chassis No. 4