Brazil

Last Race: 09th Nov Brazil

Brazil GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Felipe Massa

Webber pragmatic about penalty

Friday 19th April 2013

Share:

Webber pragmatic about penalty

Webber pragmatic about penalty

Despite only losing out to Kimi Raikkonen in Friday's second practice, Mark Webber concedes he won't be starting the Bahrain GP from pole as he faces a three-place penalty.

Putting the medium tyres on his RB9 after the first 30 minutes of second practice, Webber shot to the front of the timesheets with a 1:34.184. That time proved to be unbeatable as first Sebastian Vetetl and then Fernando Alonso tried.

However, minutes later it was Raikkonen's turn on the medium tyres and he did succeed where the others had failed, going 0.030s quicker than Webber's best.

But despite finishing up second, the Aussie, who covered just 26 laps on Friday afternoon, saying he's "pretty happy" with his Red Bull racer.

"We didn't get to do enough laps unfortunately in P2," Webber said. "I will have to rely on Sebastian's data, and see how it went for him.

"Overall when I was on track I was not too bad at all, I'm pretty happy with the car.

"But never, ever rest on our laurels, there's still areas to improve, and we need to say how we're progressing on both cars as well in terms of developments, and pick out what we need for tomorrow.

"I think the car looks really competitive, but again we see Kimi arrive for one lap every now and again and he's still very, very fast.

"Kimi is strong, Ferrari are strong, Mercedes is still there as well. It's very, very tight, the first three or four rows are very, very tight on time, and the Force Indias are in there as well."

The one thing the 36-year-old is sure of ahead of Saturday's qualifying is that no matter how well he does, he won't be starting the grand prix from pole position after being slapped with a three-place penalty for hitting Jean-Eric Vergne in China.

"Let's see how qualifying goes, and then after that obviously the race is more important. Especially for me with the penalty, for sure I won't be starting on pole! But I need to clear people in the race somehow."

Related Links
Kimi Tops Friday's Running In Bahrain
Practice Day In Bahrain

The Season Finale In Pictures

Editor's Picks

NTF1News: Disney Movie

NTF1News: Disney Movie

Among news items this week, tales of the Honey Badger, plus Disney's new movie about the engine row - Un-Frozen...

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg kept his lock-ups to a minimum as Turn 4 came back to haunt Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos...

Winners And Losers: US GP

Winners And Losers: US GP

It was a gripping race in the Lone Star state with a clinical victory for Lewis Hamilton to make it five wins in a row...

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Jenson Button says he would have no problem partnering Fernando Alonso at McLaren as "nothing scares" him...

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...