Red Bull Racing struggled throughout qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix, with both driver only just making the final segement.
Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber will line up ninth and tenth respectively, with both drivers complaining of a lack of performance during the session.
Red Bull have been hampered by a number of problems this weekend, not at least a lack of running for both drivers during practice, after having to conserve engines.
Sebastian Vettel – 9th: “Not a very good session for us today, ninth and tenth is not where we wanted to be, but let’s wait to see the fuel weights. It’s a long race tomorrow, anything can happen and our target is to score points.”
Mark Webber – 10th: “We’ll see how the strategy pans out tomorrow – we’ve got to try and grab everything we can now. I’m pretty happy with the job I did today and the guys (team) have done a good job all weekend, but we’re just lacking a bit of pace. We’ll do what we can tomorrow and salvage something from tenth it’s certainly possible.”
Christian Horner, Team Principal: “An interesting qualifying session. Both drivers did a good job to get to Q3 at a circuit which probably doesn’t best suit the characteristics of our car. Strategies have come into play in the final part of qualifying and it’s a shame both drivers aborted their final laps: a tenth of a second difference for Sebastian could have been fifth place today, demonstrating how close it is. It’s a mix of KERS cars and non-KERS cars on the grid, which will make an interesting first lap tomorrow.”