Indian GP Day 1: Red Bull report

Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB7.

Mark Webber

Oct.28 (Red Bull Racing) As a new circuit and one that is unfamiliar to all drivers, today’s Free Practice sessions here in India were challenging.  The Buddh International Circuit is a dusty track made up of wide entries, quick chicanes and some extreme elevation. Here’s what our drivers had to say about it:

Sebastian Vettel, Car 1: “It’s an interesting track, a good challenge. It was very dusty to start with, but the track seems fun, especially the wide entries which give a lot of options to all the drivers. It should be a good race on Sunday. It’s dusty off-line, which makes it tricky, so we’ll have to make sure we stay on the racing line. It’s a good circuit for overtaking I think, with long straights and wide entries. The long run seemed good today, so let’s see how we go tomorrow.”

First Practice Session
Position: 2, Best Time: 1:27.416, Laps: 23, Chassis No. 5
Second Practice Session
Position: 2, Best Time: 1:25.794, Laps: 34, Chassis No. 5

Mark Webber, Car 2: “It’s a good track with good Formula One corners, there are quick left-rights and you can take a lot of the corners in 5th gear. Turn 3 is a unique corner, it’s very slow, but it’s uphill and quite extreme on the elevation. Turn 4 is also not straightforward, so they’re both challenging and I like the two quick chicanes – they’re enjoyable. Even though the track is wide, it’s quite greasy off-line, so most people will follow the racing line. This morning went well; this afternoon less so, but we’ll get it back tomorrow.”

First Practice Session
Position: 3, Best Time: 1:27.428, Laps: 27, Chassis No. 4
Second Practice Session
Position: 5, Best Time 1:26.500, Laps: 30, Chassis No. 4