Mark Webber rues 'messy' Italian Grand Prix qualifying
|By Simon Strang and Matt Beer||Saturday, September 10th 2011, 15:16 GMT|
Mark Webber said he and his Red Bull crew must share the blame for his disappointing fifth place on the Italian Grand Prix grid.
The Australian had KERS issues at the start of the session, and felt going for just one run in Q3 had been the wrong choice.
"It wasn't the smoothest session at all," Webber admitted.
"We were late out managing some KERS stuff. The guys got that in eventually and it didn't effect Q1 too much.
"Then Q2 wasn't too bad, but I could've done a better job in preparing what type of run plan we were going to do for Q3.
"I was too much in doubt whether to do one run or two runs. In the end two runs was the thing to do.
"From a KERS perspective, we got in an absolute mess with KERS on the other run as well. So in the end all the things we could've done, driver heavily influenced, we didn't do the best planning."
Although Webber has not been an absolute frontrunner this weekend, he was confident that he was capable of joining team-mate Sebastian Vettel on the front row given a smooth qualifying.
"Yesterday practice two was a very good lap, but I didn't have KERS for that lap, so that was very good pace. This morning was not too bad," Webber insisted.
"Seb's been quick here, for sure. But the McLarens were certainly doable, no question about it.
"We just didn't get it all together, the plan wasn't organised enough on my side of the garage, and I didn't help that situation. We got what we deserved in the end."