Webber: Bulls need more pace

Date published: June 11 2011

Mark Webber warned his Red Bull team that they need to up their pace if they want to secure front row starts in Sunday’s Canadian GP…

Mark Webber warned his Red Bull team that they need to up their performance if they want to secure front row starts in Sunday’s Canadian GP.

After an eventful opening day on Friday, which saw four big crashes and three red flags, the 34-year-old Australian wound up seventh fastest, almost a second slower than pace-setter Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.

Webber said the red flags had hindered his practice schedule, but admitted he was concerned about the pace of rivals McLaren and Ferrari.

“We did all our fuel loads – so we were pretty compromised with the red flags in the end,” he said.

“Not too bad overall, but we need to chip away and get a bit quicker.

“Fernando was quick, but we need to get a bit more pace.”

He added: “We were all on a pretty good level, McLaren and Ferrari as well.

“The pace pretty close but we need to find a bit more pace at the moment.”