Pole a little bit hollow, says Webber
12 October 2013 – Mark Webber has described as "a little bit hollow" his pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix, with team-mate Sebastian Vettel suffering a late KERS issue in qualifying.
Although Vettel held the advantage heading into the final shootout, the reigning World Champion suffered a repeat of his morning practice KERS problems, paving the way for Webber to record a faster time and secure his first pole position of the campaign.
"My laps weren't too bad. You always want a bit more here and there but in general they were pretty good," explained Webber during the post-qualifying press conference. "But it's a little bit of a hollow job if you like as Sebastian still did phenomenal lap.
"Overall I'm happy to be on pole, you have to grab opportunities when you can."
Suzuka marks Red Bull's third front row lockout of 2013, after Australia and Italy.