Chinese GP: Red Bull Friday practice report

F1 COST-CUTTING WITH RED BULL THIS WEEK: Make your own binoculars! Spent too much money on a diffuser or Paris hotels? Then save cash with this handy way to make racewatching binoculars. They don't have lenses, but that means they're just ...

F1 COST-CUTTING WITH RED BULL

THIS WEEK: Make your own binoculars!

Spent too much money on a diffuser or Paris hotels? Then save cash with this handy way to make racewatching binoculars. They don't have lenses, but that means they're just like those on sale outside the circuit... Two cans of Red Bull, a piece of string and there you go. Note: Empty cans first. Might be more effective if fitted with four high quality optical lenses (average cost 1500 Euros). Lenses not supplied.

Car 14 MARK WEBBER
1st Practice P5, 2nd Practice P4

"We did the normal tyre comparisons today, which are important ahead of Sunday as they might be quite a challenge here. The guys did a great job and the car ran faultlessly, which is always a benefit on a Friday. We've dried out from Malaysia and, instead, we had perfect driving conditions today, so we'll see how we go tomorrow. I enjoyed it out there."

Car 15 SEBASTIAN VETTEL
1st Practice P12, 2nd Practice P5

"Overall, it was a quite good day. Unfortunately, in the second practice we had a problem with the rear suspension, it was going to take too much time to fix so we had to stop earlier than planned. Nevertheless, we got some useful information from the car. The main task here for all the teams and drivers is to manage the different tyre compounds. As you can see, graining is the main issue, but thankfully I have my helmet and visor, which protects my eyes as the rubber is coming off!"

-credit: red bull

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