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Red Bull Drivers Unphased by a Wet Friday at Silverstone

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Both Red Bull drivers indicated that they were happy with their Friday practice sessions at Silverstone, despite the wet weather that meant they ended the day in unusually lowly positions on the timesheets.

The results were not all bad for Mark Webber though – he was fastest in the morning session. However, the Aussie is hoping for better conditions tomorrow:

“I think everybody expected this weather today – it looks a bit better for tomorrow and Sunday,” he said. “It's normal for Silverstone to have difficult conditions, as the rain showers come fast and the wind is high, so the conditions can change quite quickly. We got some good information on the intermediate tyres today, I did all my running on one set. Hopefully we can try the dry tyres tomorrow.”

Vettel was lurking in the lower half of the timesheets at the end of both sessions: P13 this morning and P18 this afternoon. However, the reigning world champion seemed unconcerned by proceedings, even if it meant that the team could not assess the performance of the RB7 without the off-throttle blown diffuser:

“The circuit was changing a lot today, so it was hard to find out too much and understand the effect of the changes introduced this weekend, but we will learn more tomorrow,” said the German. “I was happy with the car today and the balance, even in these conditions. I have all the pit crew on my helmet at this year's race, their local race, to say thank you for all their hard work.”

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