Webber feeling sorry for Silverstone fans
6 July 2012 – Most of F1 practice was washed out at Silverstone on Friday, meaning the majority of drivers sat in their garages for much of the day. This was to the chagrin of British race fans, who were left sitting in the grandstands as a huge crowd flocked to the circuit.
“It’s a real shame for the fans today,” said the Red Bull driver, who won at Silverstone in 2010 and clinched pole position last year. “All the drivers and everyone in the teams are thinking of them because it wasn’t the best day for action, but obviously we have to have an eye on the tyres for the rest of the weekend. There’s a good chance we might need them, so we had to be careful with how many laps we did.
“You’ve got to take your hat off to the spectators and the support that they showed in absolutely awful conditions. I just really hope that a lot of them are back tomorrow because we have no choice but to get on with it then!”
In accordance with FIA Sporting Regulations, each F1 driver has four sets of Intermediate tyres and three sets of the Wet compound to use for the race weekend.