Webber hails mid-session changes
2 November 2013 – Mark Webber talked up the effect of front wing adjustments during Saturday evening's qualifying session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with the Red Bull driver going on to outpace team-mate Sebastian Vettel for his second pole position of the campaign.
Having struggled for pace in the opening two phases, which saw him use more tyres than the majority of his rivals, Webber made the call to add a few more degrees of downforce to his car, leading him to the top spot by a margin of 0.118 seconds.
"The weekend has gone reasonably," said Webber after qualifying. "It's not the easiest with afternoon and night sessions, from a driver and engineering perspective. We weren't electric in Q2, but we changed the car as the session went on and I got more comfortable. It was a good lap at a track that has not been super invigorating for me.
The Australian added: "I'm looking forward to the race, I think we've got a good car."
Webber's pole position is his second of the season, although Vettel was hindered by KERS issues when he picked up his first at the Japanese Grand Prix weekend.