Webber: New pit lane exit below par
4 October 2013 – Red Bull's Mark Webber has criticised the quality of the reconfigured pit lane exit at the Korea International Circuit, having trialled it for the first time during Friday practice.
Instead of joining the circuit at the apex of the first corner, the pit lane exit now curves its way through the Turn 1 run-off area, but a severe bump is causing problems for the majority of drivers, with numerous radio complaints being logged in the first session.
"It's not the standard that it should be, but there's not much we can do now," explained Webber, who finished fourth on Friday's timesheets. "We know it [the bump] is there, but it's pretty special. I'm sure they'll improve it if we ever come back here again."
Webber, who will be given a 10-place grid drop for his Singapore antics, added that his time on-track was not much better, with both short and long run work required.
"The balance is not great," he said. "It's more about understanding the tyres again. That's the biggest thing and it's about getting them working. We need to work on our short and long run balance because obviously I'm going to be out of position. We need a car that will be strong in the first sector so I can get some overtaking done."