Webber: I'd prefer to be eleventh
|By Pablo Elizalde||Saturday, August 4th 2007, 14:03 GMT|
Mark Webber says he would have preferred to be outside the top ten in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The Red Bull driver finished the session as 10th quickest, meaning he will start from the dirty side of the road and will also be unable to change his fuel strategy for the race.
"It's not ideal to be tenth on the grid here, actually it's one of the worst positions to be in as it's so hard to overtake! I'd prefer to be eleventh," admitted Webber.
"With the qualifying rules we now have, you can end up going through all of Q3 but finishing tenth means you don't really gain anything, as you can't adjust your fuel ahead of the race as the other cars behind you can.
"But, I think we have a reasonable strategy so we'll see what we can do tomorrow."
Teammate David Coulthard took 11th position, and although the Scot was disappointed to miss out on the top ten, he admitted he was happy to start on the clean side of the road.
"Obviously, the goal is to get into the top ten and I'm disappointed not to have made it, but, in comparison to my morning session where every tyre I ran on was graining, I think this afternoon was actually a step forward," he said.
"We now have a fuel choice for tomorrow and I'm starting on the clean side of the grid, which is good."