Red Bull Racing drivers played it safe today at Silverstone as the heavens opened making most of the running in practice useless. Completing a total of 28 laps between them Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber both mentioned how disappointing it must have been for fans.
“It's a real shame for the fans today” said Webber, who didn’t go out in the second session. “All the drivers and everyone in the teams are thinking of them because it wasn't the best day for action, but obviously we have to have an eye on the tyres for the rest of the weekend.
“There's a good chance we might need them, so we had to be careful with how many laps we did. You've got to take your hat off to the spectators and the support that they showed in absolutely awful conditions. I just really hope that a lot of them are back tomorrow because we have no choice but to get on with it then!”
Vettel who was outpaced by his team-mate in the first session ventured out in both sessions but spoke of his worries about the weather. “If there's too much standing water on track we can't go out, as we aquaplane pretty quickly. I think Senna went off and it shows how quickly it can happen.”
“It's a real shame for the fans sitting in the grandstands waiting for the cars to come out. I feel for them. We got in a bit of running in the end, but for us it's not so useful, as you can't really try anything in these conditions. I think weather will be the most important factor in determining the rest of the weekend. Hopefully it gets a bit better tomorrow so we can get ready for qualifying.”