Japanese GP: Red Bull preview

Mark Webber during practice for the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 24, 2010 in Singapore.

Mark Webber

Oct.01 (Red Bull Media) While it’s a track drivers love, it didn’t feature in Mark’s best-of 2009 list, while Sebastian ruled the race from lights to flag. Here are the boys’ thoughts ahead of this year’s Japanese Grand Prix…

Mark Webber: “I’m optimistic we can do well in Japan and the team did well there last year. The momentum is currently with Ferrari going into the race, as they have had two victories on the bounce, but the points situation is still very open. It’s nice that I have a little buffer, it’s not very big but it’s some¬thing I would rather have than not. Suzuka is a track that all the drivers love and I’m look¬ing forward to it. I think we will be very competitive; we need to go there and get the maximum out of what we have.”

Sebastian Vettel: “Suzuka should suit our car, but we still have to go there and prove it. I think we have a very competitive car this year on all circuits, so we can be confident. Last year was very good and I think we should get a good result again. Ferrari has made a step forward in the last couple of races, so they will be strong and don’t forget McLaren. There are still a lot of drivers fighting for the title and they are very close to each other, it’s tight and a lot of things can still happen. We need to make sure we get the best out of ourselves and then we will see.”