• Bahrain Grand Prix - FP2

Webber reliant on Vettel's data

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Mark Webber felt he didn't get enough track time in FP2 despite completing 26 laps © Getty Images
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Mark Webber says he will need to rely on team-mate Sebastian Vettel's data to prepare his car for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Although second quickest in the second practice session at Bahrain, Webber was seen shaking his head in the cockpit as he waited in the garage towards the end of the session. Having completed just three laps less than Vettel, Webber said he hadn't managed enough running and will need help from the other side of the garage to analyse the day.

"We didn't get to do enough laps unfortunately in P2, so I'll have to rely on Sebastian's data and see how it went for him," Webber said. "But overall when I was on track it was not too bad at all, I'm pretty happy with the car but we never ever rest on our laurels. There are still areas to improve, we need to see how programmes went with both cars as well in terms of developments and pick what we need for tomorrow."

With a three-place grid penalty hanging over him from the Chinese Grand Prix, Webber says the close nature of the grid means he has to focus on race set-up.

"I think the car looks reasonably competitive but again we see Kimi arrives for one lap every now and again and he's still very, very fast. Kimi's strong, Ferraris are strong, Mercedes are still there as well so it's very tight on the front three or four rows; very tight on timing with the Force India's as well in there. So let's see how qualifying goes and then after that obviously the race is more important, especially for me with a penalty. Obviously I won't be starting on pole so I need to clear people in the race somehow."