Italian GP: Red Bull qualifying report

Car 6 MARK WEBBER, Position: 4th "I was pretty happy with today's qualifying. It's tight round here and trying to get it all together is not the easiest; when you're pushing hard on the chicanes it's easy to over cook them. The guys did a good ...

Car 6 MARK WEBBER, Position: 4th
"I was pretty happy with today's qualifying. It's tight round here and trying to get it all together is not the easiest; when you're pushing hard on the chicanes it's easy to over cook them. The guys did a good job. We were up and down with the wing levels, but everyone's in the same position trying to get the car set up in the best way for Monza. It didn't help that we got the car back quite late after we stopped out on track in P3, but we stayed cool. I didn't get many laps on the option tyre, but the engineers were able to look at what Sebastian found out on them and the team worked closely to give me some information, which helped me. The Ferraris are flying today; it should be a good race."

Car 5 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position: 6th
"I'm a bit disappointed. We were very quick yesterday and had decent pace this morning too. I don't know where the speed went this afternoon. I was around 3-4kph quicker yesterday than I was this afternoon with less fuel. There are a lot of straights in Monza, so it was quite costly. But we have a good race car, so let's see what tomorrow brings. With high fuel it will be different around here and we're seeing different approaches, for example McLaren is running one driver on lower wing and the other on higher wing, so we'll see how it works on high fuel. It might be quite slippery at the beginning of the race. We're not the fastest here, we know that, but we'll see what we can do."

CHRISTIAN HORNER: "It was a fantastic last lap from Mark to get himself onto the second row ahead of Lewis. Unfortunately for Sebastian his second run in Q3 wasn't quick enough to improve his position. But, at a circuit that we knew coming here was our worst of the Championship on paper, to be ahead of the Championship leader is a solid team performance. The one thing we all know about Monza is that it tends to produce exciting races, so we're set for a fascinating race tomorrow."

(Renault) FABRICE LOM: "We knew Monza would be a difficult race for us. Unfortunately we cost Mark some running time yesterday and today, so we apologise to him for that. Even so, Mark did an excellent job in qualifying. It's a good result on this track which does not suit the strength of our car. Sebastian struggled more than Mark and was sixth. I think overall it's not so bad, even though we didn't get pole position at this race we're confident we can do a good race tomorrow. With Hamilton not at the front, it could be an interesting result."

Practice 3
Sebastian Vettel: P2 Best Time: 1:22.545, Laps: 21, Chassis 5
Mark Webber: P7 Best Time: 1:23.082, Laps: 9, Chassis 3

F1 TWITS
If you want to know what's really happening in F1, social media sites are now the go-to places to find out what the so- called experts are saying. If only they were saying something intelligent...

UltimateF1fan who thinks everything's just amazing: Monza!!!! It's amazing!!!! What an incredible place. The atmosphere!!! And the history!!!!!!! No wonder they call it 'La Pista Magica'!!!

CynicalF1hack Living in 1981 and Vaguely Frightened by Anything New: Pista Magica? Sounds like me at that sponsor dinner last night. Not feeling too magical this morning. And I feel even worse after seeing next year's 20-race calendar. Nine months away from home, 11 flyaways, two-week gap between Australia and Malaysia...

Gridgirl-on-a-mission: Sounds pretty good to me.

CynicalF1hack Living in 1981 and Vaguely Frightened by Anything New: Hmmm... Nine months of room service, mini-bars and two-weeks gap after Australia... Bloody hell, you're right!

Team Technician Who Knows Less Than He Thinks He Does But Has an Opinion on Everything: Monza, temple of speed, the last great low downforce track. Having modelled the effect of the F-Duct in such a low drag environment, tests have determined that the key to a good lap time at Monza is maximum application of the accelerative instrument whilst simultaneously contracting the gluteous maximus, all while minimising visual stimulus via downward extension of the palpebra superior.

Thirddriver-with-a-Grudge: What the hell does that mean?

CynicalF1hack Living in 1981 and Vaguely Frightened by Anything New: I think he's trying to say: keep your foot down, clench your cheeks and shut your eyes.

-source: red bull

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Ferrari , McLaren