• Australian Grand Prix - FP2

Vettel unhappy with his Red Bull

ESPNF1 Staff
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Sebastian Vettel was unhappy with his car after 40 laps on Friday © Sutton Images

Sebastian Vettel says Red Bull needs to go "a lot quicker tomorrow" after a frustrating two practice sessions on Friday.

Vettel was only 11th quickest in FP1 before improving to 10th place in the second practice session as the whole of Friday's running was affected by rain. Although times are difficult to read in to, Vettel admitted he was not happy in the first session and that there was a lot of work for the team to do to understand the way the RB8 was working around Albert Park.

"This morning it wasn't very good, I wasn't happy at all in the car," Vettel told reporters in Melbourne. "This afternoon I think it was a bit better. Obviously with the conditions it was difficult to get a lot of running. It was more or less the same for all of us, but with the little time we had in the afternoon it was quite OK.

"It's up to us to find the balance and understand the car a little bit more and learn a little bit more about the car in these conditions on this circuit, and hopefully go a lot quicker tomorrow. Tomorrow the target is to make it into Q3, and then we go from there."

Vettel also said that FP3 would probably not give the team enough time to recover from today's lack of running.

"You can't re-invent the wheel, even though you had a messy Friday due to conditions it doesn't mean that on Saturday you just run the whole hour, you don't have enough tyres for that, and obviously it's about preparing for qualifying mostly. You can't do everything in one hour, so as I said the most important thing now is to make a step overnight, learn a bit more about the car. The laps in the end were important to understand a bit more and then we go from there."