Mark Webber, Red Bull, Sepang, 2013

Wet weather ‘the only condition these tyres work in’

2013 Malaysian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Sepang, 2013The subject of tyres is dominating the Malaysian Grand Prix according to Mark Webber.

“The tyres are still the most important thing at the moment ?ǣ it?s all about those,” he said after today’s two practice sessions.

Drivers found even the hard tyres wore out quickly during the first practice session at Sepang.

The second practice sessions was hit by a shower halfway through. “The slicks were alright, actually, in those conditions,” said Webber, adding it was “probably the only conditions they work in, to be honest. When it rains, on slicks they’re a chance.”

Webber said the team learned “plenty” from the first day of running in Malaysia. “We’ll go through it tonight,” he added.

“These Friday pressers are a little bit of a joke really because we try and give you a feeling but it’ll all change on Sunday anyway. So we’ll try and get what we can out of it.

“Pretty smooth run for us to be honest, we need to improve, keep finding pace.”

He said the wet running in second practice at least gave the the chance to evaluate when a damp becomes suitable for slicks: “Yeah the crossover looks interesting but I think everyone will be on that.”

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