Red Bull remain realistic in their approach to tomorrow’s Turkish Grand Prix. Despite a superb qualifying session for Sebastian Vettel, snatching pole from both Brawn GP drivers in the dying seconds of the final section, the team remain wary of the threat posed by other teams.
Sebastian Vettel – 1st: “We have a good car here and a good chance for the race. I expected to face more difficulties in qualifying today, I mean it wasn’t easy, but we made it to pole. We now have the best position to start from and it’s definitely an advantage to be on the clean side of the track in terms of grip level. This is just the half-way point though, the main task comes tomorrow. It’s a long race here, very tough and very hot so it won’t be easy for the cars or the drivers – but it should be exciting. I’m looking forward to it.”
Mark Webber – 4th: “That was a good qualifying session for us, I’m happy with how Q3 went and it’s put us in a reasonable position for the start of the race. We’re also on the right-hand side of the grid, which is good. I don’t think I could have finished much further up. I’m happy with the performance of the car, it worked well today and I’m aiming for a podium tomorrow. The team did a good job today.”
Christian Horner, Team Principal: “A good team performance; both drivers delivered very good qualifying laps hitting their target times and it puts us in a strong position for tomorrow’s race. It was a good recovery for Sebastian who lost track time yesterday. Once again the Brawns are extremely quick here, but Ferrari and Toyota are also a challenge so it should be an interesting race tomorrow.”
Fabrice Lom, Renault, Principal Engineer Track Support: “A superb result and a pole position! As in China, it seems that Sebastian is very good in the face of adversity he did a very small number of laps yesterday due to an engine failure, but today he gets pole position, so thank you to him. Mark was very strong and his final lap in Q3 was impressive given his fuel load. He has a good start position and, as the Ferraris are not right behind us with their KERS, I think we can aim for a good result tomorrow.”