Red Bull drivers report from Silverstone practice

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull drivers report from the first day of practice at the British Grand Prix, Round 9 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, at Silverstone;

Daniel Ricciardo:

  • First Practice Session: Position: 4, Best Time: 1:36.623, Laps: 21
  • Second Practice Session: Position: 4, Best Time: 1:35.511, Laps: 11

“Today hasn’t been too bad. Mercedes were really strong this morning but we seem to have found some more speed this afternoon. With the Prime, it was really good but with the Option we didn’t find enough time so, if we analyse tonight and get it right, then tomorrow we should be closer. The wind here is always really strong and today in particular we had really strong gusts coming through and it changes a lot between the corners, you know one corner you feel like the car is really sharp and then another corner you feel like it doesn’t have any grip at all. So that’s a bit complicated, but same for everyone and it makes it a little bit more interesting.”

Sebastian Vettel:

  • First Practice Session: Position: 6, Best Time: 1:36.921, Laps: 20
  • Second Practice Session: Position: 5, Best Time: 1:35.627, Laps: 27

“I think it was interesting today, obviously we’re not sure what the weather will do tomorrow and Sunday, but I think we learned a little bit today and will take that into the weekend. Overall I think it was OK but we can still improve from where we are. Ferrari were pretty quick as well today, obviously the first row is taken, or seems to be, but behind that I think it was fairly close. It was quite windy which didn’t make life easy out there, so I think it was decent, but I want to improve.”