Webber admits Mercedes were “on another level”
Mark Webber has shared his thought’s on qualifying fourth for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix – his last as a Formula One driver. The Aussie admitted that Mercedes were in a league of their own and that he was disappointed to miss out on third, but overall he was happy with his performance.
Speaking in a team statement reacting to the qualifying session, Webber said: “We were up against it to get on the front row against the Mercs, they’re on another level as they have been for the last few events. It was disappointing to get pipped by Seb there are the end by a hundredth, it was very close.”
However he was happy with his performance and is confident for the race: “I was happy with the first part of my lap, but I could have done better in the last sector. We have a good balance for qualifying and race pace in terms of where we prioritised things. It should be an interesting race, we can get a good result from there.”
Team-mate Sebastian Vettel just managed to take third place from Webber on his final lap. The German shared his thoughts, admitting that he was happy with his lap: “I was very happy with the lap I did at the end, it was very close with Mark also. We did what we could for the team and it’s always nice to position well in qualifying, especially around here – qualifying is good fun and I’m enjoying the high-speed corners.”
The triple world champion admitted that seeing how the tyres perform and last will be crucial and that he is “looking forward to tomorrow.”
Red Bull showed in free practice that their race pace is strong but neither driver could take the fight to Hamilton in qualifying.
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