Button: Red Bull could be unbeatable
12 October 2012 – Jenson Button is fearing that Red Bull could destroy its opposition over the remaining quarter of the 2012 Formula 1 season. Having struggled with the loss of exhaust-blown diffusers earlier this year, the reigning World Champions have now won the last two races and led a one-two in Friday’s second Korean practice session.
In Singapore, Red Bull ran Double DRS on its rear wing for the first time and Adrian Newey’s RB8 is yet to be beaten with the system on-board. After seeing Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber go top on Friday afternoon at Yeongam, Button admitted that the order may stay the same for the rest of the weekend.
“I think they’re going to be very, very difficult to beat in qualifying…they’ve got those four tenths again in practice,” the McLaren driver commented.
“They just seem to have got that strength back. Our own race pace seems to be competitive but, over the one lap, we are still lacking and we’ve got to work on it. With Red Bull, we were all already surprised by their speed at Suzuka.”
Vettel sealed the first Korean Grand Prix pole position in 2010 and won last year’s race after passing pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton just four corners after the start.