BRITISH GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE
CAR 1, SEBASTIAN VETTEL
First Practice Session: Position: -, Best Time: No time, Laps: 4
Second Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:32.680, Laps: 31
“I think overall we can be pretty happy, it was a good day. Obviously it was important to get some laps in the dry as we expect dry conditions on Sunday. Now we need to have a look at what we can improve, have a look what the others did and then we’ll know a little bit more for tomorrow. Today we tried to do both short and long runs. For FP3 tomorrow, we need to decide if we go for short runs, to prepare for qualifying, or long runs trying to look more at the race set up.”
CAR 2, MARK WEBBER
First Practice Session: Position: -, Best Time: No time, Laps: 1
Second Practice Session: Position: 2, Best Time: 1:32.547, Laps: 26
“We tried to do as much as we could in 90 minutes; we put both compounds on and did different fuel loads as well, so it was quite a demanding session for the team. In the end we got what we could out of it. I think that both Seb and I ran different compounds and got the information we need for the race. Today we did a snapshot of work for tomorrow, but mostly the focus was for Sunday. I think the race will be quite tight, to be honest I don’t think there’s anyone charging away.”
Silverstone has been kind to us in the last few years with thrills, spills and some trophies – but for Christian, it’s been exciting for a lot longer than that…
Horner’s Top Five… Silverstone Memories
Meeting Ayrton Senna for the first time – I’d just passed my driving test and came here in my Volkswagen Beetle when F1 were doing a tyre test in June. I managed to wriggle under the fence and into the paddock, where I met Ayrton. Definitely a highlight.
Driving the F3 race in 1993 – It was supporting the British Grand Prix in front of a packed house. That was a really enjoyable experience.
Winning the F3000 support race for the first time – That was the British Grand Prix weekend of 2002, with Tomáš Enge taking the flag for Arden.
Red Bull Racing’s first British Grand Prix victory – Seb won here in 2009 and Mark made it a 1-2 finish and was nearly half-a-minute ahead of third.
Mark’s win in 2012 – That was a real thriller, the way he hunted down Alonso and caught him with a few laps remaining.