Vettel pleased to rack up mileage at Sakhir
20 April 2012 – Sebastian Vettel was content following Friday practice in Bahrain, with Red Bull echoing the sentiments of most in the Formula 1 field: tyres will be the most crucial factor when it comes to Sunday’s race on the ultra-slippery track.
“I think others are the favourites this weekend, but we are focusing on ourselves and pushing hard. We made a step forward, but we see where we are tomorrow.”
Team-mate Mark Webber ended the second 90-minute session in second place, ahead of Vettel, and was therefore the closest challenger to Nico Rosberg.
“There are some quick cars out there – of course we don’t know which fuel loads people were running, but it looks pretty tight again,” the Australian added. “Tyres will play a big role on Sunday in the race.”