Webber leads the charge for Red Bull
24 March 2012 – For the second weekend in a row, Mark Webber has out-qualified Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel. The Australian will start the Malaysian Grand Prix from fourth place, but admits that the team will look at its plans carefully ahead of Sunday’s race.
“It wasn’t too bad, we had a reasonable run,” Webber began. “In Melbourne we were a bit stronger in the race than in qualifying and, looking at the gap to pole today, it seems we are two or three tenths off which is a step in the right direction.
“We will re-group and have a look at how we go tomorrow. We’ve made progress with the car from Melbourne, though. It’s tight between the first four rows, there’s some very good performances going on from quite a few teams – it’s good for the fans.”
The last time Webber started ahead of Vettel in Malaysia was two years ago, when the Australian left the door open as the German slipped into the lead at Turn 1. On Sunday, Vettel is running a different strategy as the World Champion is the only man in the top ten to begin the 56-lap race on the Hard compound tyre.