Red Bull: We did a lot of running today, so that’s good

Apr.20 (Red Bull Press Release) Team report from the first day of the Bahrain GP weekend

Car 1, Sebastian Vettel
“We did a lot of running today, so that’s good. Regarding set-up, I think we got the answers in China that we were looking for and that’s helped us here. We now need to see where we are against what everyone else did today. It’s very hot here, so the tyres are suffering a little as a result, but it’s the same for all teams. I think others are the favourites this weekend, but we are focusing on ourselves and pushing hard. We made a step forward, but we see where we are tomorrow.”

Car 2, Mark Webber
“It was quite challenging out on track, trying to get everything together. The tyres were a bit of a surprise for everybody in terms of how they are behaving, they’re losing their grip pretty quick, but that’s the same for everybody. There are some quick cars out there – of course we don’t know which fuel loads people were running, but it looks pretty tight again. Tyres will play a big role on Sunday in the race.”

SEBASTIAN VETTEL
First Practice Session
Position: 2, Best Time: 1:33.877, Laps: 21
Second Practice Session
Position: 3, Best Time: 1:33.525, Laps: 28

MARK WEBBER
First Practice Session
Position: 8, Best Time: 1:34.552, Laps: 22
Second Practice Session
Position: 2, Best Time 1:33.262, Laps: 26