Malaysia

Last Race: 29th Mar Malaysia

Malaysian GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Sebastian Vettel
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Nico Rosberg
China

Next Race: 12th Apr China

Vettel worried about tyres

2013-03-22 12:41:00

 RSS

Share:

Vettel worried about tyres

Sebastian Vettel fears Red Bull may not have "enough tyres to survive" Sunday's Malaysian GP after suffering severe degradation in practice...

Sebastian Vettel fears Red Bull may not have "enough tyres to survive" Sunday's Malaysian GP after suffering severe degradation in practice.


Many teams suffered high degradation with their Pirelli tyres during Friday's running at the Sepang circuit - and Red Bull was one of those teams.

Putting in the laps during the afternoon's session, which he finished second quickest behind Kimi Raikkonen, Vettel was heard over the radio complaining of "vibrations" as ate into his tyres.

As such the reigning World Champion has concerns that Red Bull could run out of tyres during Sunday's grand prix.

"We'll see," he said when asked about his team's prospects for round two of the Championship.

"I hope we have enough tyres to survive the race, tyre wear was obviously quite big today for everyone.

"Tomorrow is a different day. There could be some rain, and you saw how quickly things can change. It's Malaysia.

"It's a different place, different tyres. Today tyre wear was pretty severe for everyone. It's not a lot of fun, but that's how it is, it's the same for everyone.

"We need to try a couple of things to make it better. We tried today. Hopefully we learned the right lessons and can make a step forward.

"This afternoon we couldn't do that much because of the weather, which was a little bit disappointing."

Meanwhile, his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber gave his thoughts on the tyre situation, saying Pirelli are dominating grand prix weekends.

"The whole category is geared around tyres at the moment," said the Aussie. "Everything is around tyres. Tyres, tyres, tyre, tyres, tyres..."

Related Links
Raikkonen Quickest Before The Rain
Friday's Shots From Sepang

F1's Spaniards sticking together

Editor's Picks

Only Tifosi Understand...

Only Tifosi Understand...

It's not easy being a fan of the oldest and most successful F1 team but here's a guide to help those who don't understand you...

This Week In F1 History

This Week In F1 History

Nigel Mansell, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Nelson Piquet and Juan Pablo Montoya all made history...

Sunday's Story From Sepang

Sunday's Story From Sepang

Sebastian Vettel beat the Mercedes drivers to the chequered flag at the Malaysian Grand Prix...

German GP Is Bernie's Failure

German GP Is Bernie's Failure

Andrew Davies asks, has Bernie's failure to secure a German GP deal brought the sport into disrepute?

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...