Race pace will be even better, Webber warns
21 April 2012 – Mark Webber is positive that Red Bull can enjoy its best race so far in 2012, having qualified first and third for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Despite being beaten on a Saturday by Sebastian Vettel for the first time this year, the Australian believes his race pace will again be even better than that of today.
“The car has been working better here,” he began. “The first part of qualifying wasn’t easy and we both had to go again in Q1. It was a pretty decent session for me and my best qualifying performance at this circuit.
“Seb did a good lap for pole and we’re satisfied to both be at the front. The team has worked very hard and been very focused. We haven’t been too strong on Saturdays until now, but we have on Sunday.
“We can have a good race from there tomorrow; tyre strategy will be very, very important – a lot of drivers, including us, have used a lot of tyres already in qualifying.”
The Red Bull pairing is split by the McLaren of Lewis Hamilton.