Vettel and Webber targeting strong weekend in Barcelona
6 May, 2012
May 6 (Apex) Fresh from his triumph in Bahrain last month, Sebastian Vettel is in a positive frame of mind and expects an interesting weekend as the F1 World Championship heads to Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya for round five, while team mate Mark Webber is targeting a repeat of his 2010 victory at the venue.
Speaking ahead of the Spanish GP, Vettel said, “Of all the current GP tracks, Barcelona is the one that we know the most because we have done so much testing there in recent years. That said, the knowledge that you gain at the tests doesn’t always help due to the changing wind direction that occurs there, which can sometimes give you a nasty surprise, especially into Turn 1.”
“In general, a car that functions well aerodynamically in Barcelona will work everywhere – so it will be an interesting weekend. We have been working on the package for Barcelona at this week’s test, but we will still have set-up work to do there on arrival,” revealed Vettel who leads the championship standings after four rounds.
Webber said, “We head to Barcelona with good miles on the car and an understanding of some new avenues. I like the Barcelona track, we do a lot of work there and it’s a track that’s been good to me in the past. I got pole there for the last two years and converted it to a win in 2010, so I’m looking for a strong weekend. It’s tight amongst the teams, so we’re mindful that we need to get everything right to get a good weekend.”
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