Red Bull drivers enjoyed Suzuka classic track on first practice day

Car 2, Mark Webber: “It was a nice change to get some good weather; it’s been the first dry weekend for a while. We have plenty to go through this evening, it was a smooth one for us today and we completed all the runs we wanted to.

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing

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It’s a challenging venue in terms of balance here, but the car ran well and we tested both tyres. We have areas where we can improve, mostly with the balance, so we have some work to do.

Suzuka is a great track that’s remained untouched for a long time, it’s a classic.”

Car 1, Sebastian Vettel: “The car’s performing, but there are still some things we can improve. It was a bit nervous this morning, better this afternoon, but we need to make a step overnight.

I think tomorrow will be very, very close, so everything we can get out of the car will matter. This circuit is so special; you have the people everywhere who are so passionate about F1 – almost crazy in a good way – and the track is fantastic, you have such nice high speed corners one after the other.

It’s so enjoyable, you don’t want to come into the pits, but want to stay out on track.“

STATISTICS

MARK WEBBER - First Practice Session - Position: 3, Best Time: 1:34.856, Laps: 24 - Second Practice -Session Position: 1, Best Time: 1:32.493, Laps: 34

SEBASTIAN VETTEL - First Practice Session - Position: 17, Best Time: 1:36.366, Laps: 23 - Second Practice Session - Position: 3, Best Time: 1:32.836, Laps: 37

Source: Red Bull Racing

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Red Bull Racing
Article type Practice report
Tags japanese gp, rbr, red bull, suzuka, vettel, webber