Yeongam Day 1: Red Bull report
14 October, 2011
Oct.14 (Red Bull Racing) Drivers report on day one of the Korean Grand Prix weekend, round 16 of the 2011 Formula 1 world championship, at Yeongam circuit.
“It was an interesting day. For Saturday and Sunday the weather forecast is dry, so whatever we learned today might not be worth a lot this weekend, although we can use it for future races when it’s damp or wet. Unfortunately the track didn’t dry out at all today, so we didn’t get a chance to try the slick tyres, so we’ll find out in the race I guess. It’s a tough track for tyres here, even though you have a long straight, there’s hardly any rest after that, so it’s not easy. The car feels okay though and that’s important.”
“It was pretty straightforward for everyone today – we drove on one set of tyres, so it wasn’t particularly exciting. We did some work, but it was limited knowing that the rest of the weekend will probably be dry, but we’ll see. McLaren looked very strong in the intermediate conditions and we didn’t get a chance to use the slicks at the end. The track takes a long time to dry out here. The slick tyre is the biggest thing – we need to learn how they are going to behave for us on the different fuel loads, we’d normally do that today but we’ll have to move that to tomorrow morning.“