Red Bull Racing made history today during qualifying for the Indian Grand Prix. Following the team’s dominant performance in Japan and Korea, today Red Bull Racing managed to secure their third consecutive front row lock out.
Unlike Korea however, this time championship leader Sebastian Vettel will start on pole having just edged out team mate Mark Webber.
“Pole is the best place to start from, so I’m happy with that. We had a good qualifying session and a good weekend so far with no car issues. My first attempt in Q3 wasn’t great, I was a bit too greedy with braking into Turn 4, but after that we had a good second run and it was enough pole,” he said afterwards.
“McLaren, Ferrari and Lotus look competitive in race trim, so we’ll see what happens tomorrow – they will be pushing hard.”
Mark Webber remained positive as well, and will be aiming for his first victory since the British Grand Prix tomorrow.
“It was great for us today. We put in a lot of effort to make sure we had a great car to get as high up the grid as possible. It was very, very close with Seb and I, both of us only really had one run in Q3, Seb made a mistake on his first lap and I couldn’t get the tyre prep right for the second run, but that’s how it was.”
“Tomorrow should be a good race, I think it will be tighter between all of us, but we should have enough. It’s a challenging track with quick chicanes and you need to be very accurate when entering the corners,” he added.
“A tremendous team performance – three front rows in the last three races is a personal best for us. It was very tight between the two drivers in Q3,” Christian Horner concluded.
“The drivers have done a great job and we need to make sure we capitalise on this great performance tomorrow.”