• Singapore Grand Prix - FP2

Turn 10 an improvement - Webber

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Mark Webber: "I think before it was a bit Mickey Mouse for the guys at our level and the cars we drive" © Sutton Images
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Mark Webber believes the changes to Turn 10 at the Marina Bay street circuit are an improvement for this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

The left, right, left chicane known as the Singapore Sling has been replaced by a sweeping left hander this year and a small amount of run-off. The previous incarnation was designed to slow the cars but drivers complained about the dangers of getting airborne over the high kerbs.

Webber, who has been critical of the Singapore layout in the past, said the change was for the better after setting the second fastest time in Friday's practice sessions.

"It's better," he said. "I think before it was a bit Mickey Mouse for the guys at our level and the cars we drive. They're trying to find a solution down there that is still reasonably challenging and I think the balance is not too bad now [between challenge and safety]."

Webber finished the session over 0.6s off team-mate Sebastian Vettel on the super-soft tyres, but said he was pleased with his performance after having the edge on the medium compound tyre.

"It hasn't been the best the track for me so I'm happy with how it went today. Seb looks pretty comfortable on the super-soft and it's perhaps a little bit closer on the prime [mediums]. We look competitive on both tyres and that's the main thing."