• Korean Grand Prix - FP2

A fun Friday for Vettel

ESPNF1 Staff
October 22, 2010 « Webber praises new circuit after Friday practice | »
Sebastian Vettel searches for grip © Getty Images

Sebastian Vettel admitted it had been 'good fun' to drive on the new Korean International Circuit on Friday due to the challenge of searching for grip on a slippery new track.

Although Vettel's session was compromised by a puncture in P2, he said he was still satisfied with how the day unfolded.

"I think we got a crash course in sliding around and drifting today - it was good fun," said Vettel. "The track time was more valuable this afternoon, but I had a puncture early on in P2, which affected our running. As a result we had to go on to the option early and the tyres weren't too grateful for that. But, all in all, it wasn't too bad."

Despite his positive feedback on the circuit, Vettel admitted he did have some cause for concern about a potential problem for drivers into the pit entry.

"I think the pit entry is quite on the edge here because it's blind and someone going into the pits will be going slower than someone who's staying out. If you're trying to pass and they decide to pit, it could be quite difficult. I think qualifying should be good as the pace is there. Mark had a calm afternoon and looked competitive, the first sector is not in our hands, but we can fight back in the second and third sectors."