Webber relaxed about Vettel's pace
|By Jonathan Noble and Matt Beer||Saturday, May 7th 2011, 12:52 GMT|
Mark Webber said he was not concerned that Sebastian Vettel was able to beat him to Turkish Grand Prix pole position despite missing the majority of practice.
Webber was expected to be Red Bull's main contender in qualifying given that Vettel had not run at Istanbul Park in the dry until this morning following his heavy crash on Friday morning.
But in the event Vettel continued his run of 2011 pole positions, while Webber was 0.4 seconds adrift in second.
"Seb did a great job today," said Webber. "We know he runs great pace on Saturday afternoon, and he has done a good job.
"Yes, I would like to be a bit closer, but we know these cars are very, very complex and you need everything right to get the laps done.
"This is the ultimate result for the team."
Last year the Turkish Grand Prix was the scene of Webber and Vettel's infamous intra-team collision while fighting for victory, but the Australian said the chance of a repeat was very slim.
"Last year in this room there was a different atmosphere," he said. "It wasn't an ideal race - there was a bit of momentum coming in with different stories, we had a crash and it happens in motor racing. It is rare between team-mates.
"It is more straightforward these days, but DRS and things like that make it less intense in some ways even though you do so much.
"We both learned a lot from last year in not just that situation but some other situations. So at certain stages tomorrow if we are racing each other - and we don't know sitting here how races will unfold, but there might be times we are close - we are not going to repeat what we did last year.
"Wisdom helps you and DRS and things like that have changed the racing."