Red Bulll spent Friday practice working on understanding the tires for the Chinese GP

Mark Webber performed the 5th fastest lap (1:36.092) while Sebastian Vettel (1:36.791) performed the 10th.

Mark Webber: “It was good today and we achieved a lot of mileage. There are obviously some pretty quick cars out there – we saw that in Malaysia before it rained in qualifying. We're getting a lot of information, but we’re still in this early phase of learning about the tyres.

Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing RB9
Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing RB9

Photo by: Hazrin Yeob Men Shah

I think that we have a bit of work to do, but the car doesn't feel too bad, we just have to keep working on understanding the tyres. It’s nice to have a stable weekend in terms of weather, which is unusual in Shanghai.”

Sebastian Vettel: “Today was a tricky day for us. I struggled a bit this afternoon and the gap to the guys at the top is a little bit bigger than I'd like. There are two or three things that we need to work on and then we should be in a better shape for tomorrow.

I think we know what we need to do. It looks like the soft tyre is the one for qualifying, but it seems that we won’t see that many stints on the soft tyre during the race.”

Red Bull Racing

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