Mark Webber Q&A: Red Bull have a good margin 10 Jul 2010
Red Bull seemed to be in a league of their own on Saturday afternoon at Silverstone, with only Fernando Alonso coming close enough to look at their exhausts. Mark Webber was forced to grin and bear it as team mate Sebastian Vettel clocked pole position, but given where his other title rivals are on the grid, P2 is not a bad place to be - especially when you believe you car advantage should carry over to the race
Q: Mark, how was it going today?
Mark Webber: Very good. It was a very tight fight with Sebastian and unfortunately he got me - but it will be a long Grand Prix tomorrow! The guys did a great job on my car - they buried themselves to get the car ready this weekend. We are in the front and obviously our main rivals had a bit of a more difficult day - so it all looks promising for the race tomorrow.
Q: You are racing with a different chassis. How did it work?
MW: So far it works very well. We are still evaluating things, but from how it worked today it feel promising.
Q: Is it correct that Sebastian was running the new front wing?
MW: He is running a different spec front wing, yes.
Q: Silverstone attracts a massive crowd. How does that feel for a driver?
MW: It feels awesome to see these packed grandstands! But Formula One has a long tradition in the UK - in fact it is an industry here, so the support is something that comes quite naturally. Formula One has been here for decades and that reflects in peoples passion and desire to be part of it.
Q: Coming back to qualifying, it looked as if there was only you and Sebastian and everybody else was so far behind
MW: Yes, it was very tight between Seb and me. Probably I pushed a little bit too hard in the second lap so my second lap wasnt great. But that can happen. I simply wasnt fast enough.
Q: Tomorrow its all about the points. So what do you think can happen, especially in the first corner?
MW: Not a great deal here in the first corner, its pretty straightforward. Its just depending how you get off the line and all through the first sector. Its a long race and anything can actually happen.
Q: How much would you love to win that race tomorrow?
MW: Id love too, but that requires quite a bit of kicking the gas. And second on the grid is not the easiest place to get away and then having Fernando (Alonso) in third position on the grid. It is not the easiest track, so much will depend on how the first stint goes.
Q: The Red Bulls seem to be in a class of their own. Do you expect that same picture tomorrow?
MW: I hope so. It will be nice and boring and we will disappear. We have a pretty good margin to the others - we know that the race will show a little bit of a different picture, but still we are very confident that and we should be pretty strong tomorrow.