Hungarian GP: Red Bull qualifying report

SECOND AND THIRD AND HAPPY TO BE HERE Car 15 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position 2nd "That was good today. I had a pretty difficult start to the weekend and was struggling with the balance of the car in yesterday's practice, but overnight we made a...

SECOND AND THIRD AND HAPPY TO BE HERE

Car 15 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position 2nd

"That was good today. I had a pretty difficult start to the weekend and was struggling with the balance of the car in yesterday's practice, but overnight we made a good step forward and it's now looking good for the race. However, the challenge, no matter if you are first, second or third, is the threat from the cars behind us that are equipped with KERS, as there's quite a run down to Turn one here. Today's qualifying was a bit `on the edge', first there were yellow flags and then I got caught in traffic on the second timed lap, so it wasn't ideal. I was confident in the last qualifying though and we've got a good result. Let's see tomorrow, it should be a good race for us."

Car 14 MARK WEBBER, Position 3rd

"Not a great session for me in Q3, as I made a mistake in Turn 2. Sebastian did a clean lap and it should be a good race between all of us tomorrow. Well done to Fernando too, it's good for Renault to have another engine up here and to be on pole. Rubens (Barrichello) didn't make it through into Q3, so Sebastian and I are in a good position to capitalise on that and hopefully get some points. The KERS cars will be arriving on the straight somewhere, we don't know when, but that's how it is."

CHRISTIAN HORNER, Team Principal: "First of all, it's great to hear that Felipe Massa is conscious and the initial signs look good, especially as it was quite a nasty looking accident. Both our guys did a very good job today second and third is a good team starting place. The KERS cars are going to be a factor tomorrow, especially Lewis' McLaren. Well done to Renault for its top three on the grid. Hopefully we can convert our starting position into good points tomorrow."

FABRICE LOM, Renault, Principal Engineer Track Support: "A very strange qualifying session today with Massa's accident and the collapse of the timing, but in the end, it was a one, two, three for Renault, so we can only be happy. It would be good to have the two Red Bulls in front, but a great day for Renault nonetheless and congratulations to Fernando. The KERS cars are on the dirty side of the track tomorrow let's wait for the weights of the cars, but I think we're in good shape for tomorrow."

-credit: red bull

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Felipe Massa
Teams McLaren