With both cars running a good amount of laps over the course of the first day in Canada, Red Bull got through their programs without worries despite the red flags and rain. And with the runs on supersofts looking good, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel are confident for the remainder of the weekend.
First Practice Session: Position: 2, Best Time: 1:15.682, Laps: 29
Second Practice Session: Position: 4, Best Time: 1:15.531, Laps: 44
“We ran the super soft tyres this morning thinking there would be rain this afternoon; in the end it didn’t come but you never know in advance. I think we had a good day; we got decent laps and even with the different approach in terms of when we ran the tyres, I think we can be happy. Let’s see what we can do tomorrow. It’s a great track here, there are a lot of stop and starts, braking, chicanes and quick changes in direction but it’s good fun – it’s part of this track, there are bumps, so it’s wild and rough, but it’s fun.”
First Practice Session: Position: 5, Best Time: 1:15.897, Laps: 28
Second Practice Session: Position: 12, Best Time 1:15.907, Laps: 41
“It’s been a pretty good day. We thought there would be more mixed weather, but it didn’t come. We ran the super soft tyre in the first session, which we thought was the right thing to do, but in the end it didn’t really rain in the second session. The programme was a bit compromised, but we still got everything done that we needed to. We’re pretty happy with where we’re at and I’m confident in the work we did with the car, so I’m looking forward to tomorrow. There are some quick cars out there, but we’ve seen that Fridays before this year – I’m looking forward to the weekend.”