Red Bull Racing content with early Montreal pace
|By Tom Mallett||Friday, June 8th 2012, 21:16 GMT|
Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber declared themselves happy with Red Bull's progress in Friday practice in Canada.
Both drivers said that the prospect of rain had affected their normal schedule, forcing them to fit more development work in to the first session.
"It was actually a pretty good day, we had mixed weather [forecast] which didn't eventuate, but we ran the option tyre in the first session and obviously we thought that was the right thing to do," said Webber, who was fifth in practice one and 12th later on.
"It didn't rain much in the second session so the programme was a bit compromised but we got all the information. At the end of the day in terms of the scoreboard the positions are not that representative."
Vettel was equally positive and feels that he was able to find some more pace in the second session - even though he dropped from second in the order in practice one to fourth later on.
"We had a good day and we had some decent laps. We had a bit of a different approach with what tyres we put on but we were fairly happy," he said.
"We didn't see one car make a massive step. Certainly it was a bit of a step [for us] from the morning to the afternoon, but it was fairly small, a couple of tenths."
Webber also expects the track to change and is not worried about the pace of Red Bull's rivals.
"We will see what the track is like tomorrow, I think it is getting warmer as the weekend goes on so we are pretty happy with where we are at. There were some quick cars out there but we have seen that on Friday before," he said.