Red Bull: Working on understanding the tyres in both conditions

Team and drivers report from the first day of practice of the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend, at Autodromo Carlos Pace (Interlagos) in Sao Paulo, the 18th and final Round of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship.

Sebastian Vettel:

  • First Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:25.387, Laps: 17
  • Second Practice Session: Position: 2, Best Time: 1:27.531, Laps: 10

“We knew it would be wet today and [that it] might be tricky. The main loss from the rain was that we didn’t run on the 2014 tyres. Not many people went out this afternoon in order to save tyres for the weekend – it’s a bit of a shame for those in the grandstands, but unfortunately it’s like this. Come Saturday and Sunday, we may need to have the tyres available. It was good to get a bit of a base line in these conditions; we need to be sharp for the next two days and make the right calls.”

Mark Webber:

  • First Practice Session: Position: 6, Best Time: 1:25.797, Laps: 17
  • Second Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:27.592, Laps: 18

“We were working on understanding the tyres in both conditions today, we had the full Wet and Intermediate tyres on the car and we did quite a few laps considering most people only used one set of Intermediate tyres. It was a productive day in preparation for tomorrow, as we expect some more wet conditions. We have to understand the inters on both long and short runs and also try to save tyres, so it was a testing day for the teams, but overall we got what we could out of the day.”

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