Mark Webber maintains that Red Bull ‘got most things right’ en route to finishing second and third during Qualifying at the Belgian Grand Prix.
“It was a difficult session to make all the right calls,” the 36-year-old said. “But in the end I think we got most things right. I think it’s very easy to look stupid in those conditions, but in the end we did most things pretty good I’d say. It’s a little bit bizarre with the DRS going on and off in the session, but it’s the same for everyone.
“It was a ballsy thing to go slower on the second to last lap to save the tyres, when you’re still not sure if the track will improve for the last lap, but in the end it worked out and I’m happy to be up there for tomorrow’s race.”
While Mark starts third for tomorrow’s race, his team-mate, Sebastian Vettel, will start on the front row, just losing pole position to Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.
“It wasn’t clear if the first lap we did in Q3 was the lap on intermediate tyres – so it was hard to know where we were today,” The reigning World Champion said. “We went out on slicks to start, which was quite entertaining as it started to rain pretty heavily. We then went onto intermediates and it still wasn’t clear what would happen. It looked like there was more rain coming, so we all rushed to get a lap, but then it stopped and the circuit came back very quickly. The last lap tuned out to be the fastest with the circuit drying.
“It was difficult to know how fast you could go, I saw Lewis catching and thought I could have gone a bit quicker here and there, but in the end it was quite close across the line. In these conditions anything can happen. I’m happy today; the boys did a good job with the change from slicks to intermediates which got us an extra lap and it was a good day for the team.”
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