Red Bull: Impossible to tell how tyres will affect our car

Red Bull drivers report on day one of the German Grand Prix weekend at Nurburgring, Round 9 of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship.

Sebastian Vettel

  • First Practice Session: Position: 8, Best Time: 1:33.213, Laps: 20
  • Second Practice Session: Position: 1, Best Time: 1:30.416, Laps: 39

“I wasn’t so happy with the car this morning and Mercedes [was] quick, but in the afternoon we were in better shape. We’ll see, but so far I am happy. To be clear about yesterday and the GPDA meeting: the general agreement was that we’re happy Pirelli bought a new specification of tyre for this event and want to thank them for their flexibility and reaction times – they were able to find a solution in only a couple of days. The circumstances that we raced under in Silverstone were not what we can accept, but I don’t think we will see those issues again.”

Mark Webber

  • First Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:32.789, Laps: 22
  • Second Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:30.683, Laps: 41

“It was okay today and we had dry weather, which was good – it meant we could get our runs done on both compounds and the new tyres seem okay. Pirelli have done what they can and gone back to tyres they know work here. It’s impossible to tell how they will affect the performance of the car – but it feels comfortable so far.”  (Red Bull)

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