Shanghai Day 1: Red Bull report

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB7. Formula One World Championship, Rd 3, Chinese Grand Prix, Practice Day, Shanghai, China, Friday 15 April 2011.

Sebastian Vettel

Apr.15 (Red Bull Racing) With Friday’s two practice sessions over and done in Shanghai, the Red Bull Racing drivers gave their verdict on the first day’s running…

Sebastian Vettel: “We had a good day today, but it’s only Friday and so it’s early in the race weekend. We found a good rhythm and we’re happy with the car. There’s still a lot to do and I think it will be tight tomorrow and on Sunday, so we’ll look where we can improve. But, today we had no big issues.”

First Practice Session: Position: 1, Best Time: 1:38.739, Laps: 23, Chassis No. 3
Second Practice Session: Position: 1, Best Time: 1:37.688, Laps: 34, Chassis No. 3

Mark Webber: “I didn’t have the best P2, particularly on the short run with the new tyres, which is why my time is down a little, but the long run on the option tyre was good. We’ll look at KERS tonight – we’d like to run it this weekend of course. Generally it was a good Friday, we learned a lot and the car was reliable.”

First Practice Session: Position: 2, Best Time: 1:39.354, Laps: 27, Chassis No. 2
Second Practice Session: Position: 10, Best Time 1:39.327, Laps: 33, Chassis No. 2