Red Bull: No major issues, so it was good in terms of testing

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull team and drivers report from Day 1 of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend, Round 4 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, at Shanghai International Circuit;

Daniel Ricciardo:

  • First Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:40.772, Laps: 23.
  • Second Practice Session: Position: 4, Best Time: 1:38.811, Laps: 30.

“That wasn’t too bad today. I think tyres are always a bit of a challenge around this track, particularly with the Softs, they seem to wear on the front left. Turn one is quite bad and turn 13, coming onto the back straight; you do see marbles around the lap, but I think that’s just the nature of the circuit. Our long run looked pretty good and we did more laps than we thought we would, so let’s see how we go tomorrow and Sunday.”

Sebastian Vettel:

  • First Practice Session: Position: 9, Best Time: 1:41.629, Laps: 19.
  • Second Practice Session: Position: 5, Best Time: 1:39.015, Laps: 31.

“We didn’t have any major issues today, so it was good in terms of testing. The track was very green; I think Formula One were the only cars running on the circuit today. There’s a lot for us to do, for me especially as I’m not yet where I want to be, but we made some progress. Tyre graining was average today, but I think it was the same for the others also; I’m sure it will get better as the weekend goes on. If it’s dry then the circuit ramps up and if it’s wet then it resets every time.”

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