Webber delighted to bounce back at Yeongam
13 October 2012 – Mark Webber’s 11th Formula 1 pole position marks three different pole-sitters in as many years of visiting the Korea International Circuit. Having inherited the Monte Carlo top spot from the penalised Michael Schumacher, Saturday’s result marks the Australia’s first outright pole position since the Nürburgring last year.
“Yeah, okay…well I think Monaco was by default, so this is the first pole on-track I suppose!” he acknowledged in the press conference. “Most qualifying sessions are very, very tight and I’m very happy to get the job done and get the pole position today. It was a reasonable lap. It’s been a tricky over the last few weeks for me but I’m really happy to be on pole. Tomorrow is the main day.”
He emphasised that Red Bull was not taking things for granted.
“Well, I think off the back of Suzuka we improved the car a bit, but we also had a good car in Valencia and after that it was not that easy for us,” Webber continued. “We were a bit open to that coming here, knowing it wasn’t going to be a given, but we have a pretty handy car around here and the guys have been working very hard. We’ve just got to keep pushing and bringing the lap times down as well as we can.”
Webber again shares the front row with team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who was expected to earn pole but caught Felipe Massa’s Ferrari on his final tour.