• Bahrain Grand Prix

Red Bull drivers bemoan lack of track time

ESPNF1 Staff
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Webber sat out most of the second session © Getty Images

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Red Bull Racing drivers Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel confessed themselves disappointed by a lack of track time during Friday's Free Practice sessions in Bahrain.

Vettel managed only 35 laps over the two sessions on his way to setting the fifth fastest time and admitted afterwards that there is still much for the team to work on before Saturday's qualifying session.

"Unfortunately we didn't get a lot of running today," said Vettel. "The track was still green this morning, so everyone was just checking their cars. In the second practice I had to have the brakes changed and Mark couldn't do the whole session, so it wasn't ideal. I would have liked more track time, but it's not Christmas and we're not given things for free. We have a lot of work to do, but we know where we need to improve, so we will work on that."

Webber fared even worse than his team-mate as a gearbox issue forced him to sit out most of the second session after managing just twelve laps in total.

"Not such a good day and not enough mileage," said a disappointed Australian. "We missed out a bit this afternoon; I had a gearbox problem, so the team made a precautionary stop with the car which ended P2 early.

"We'll have to regroup and get what we can out of today - we'll be focusing on qualifying in tomorrow's practice. We still learnt some stuff today and Seb looked at the tyres. You can already see that it's going to be bloody competitive this year, it's going to be a good fight out there."