• Korean Grand Prix - FP2

Vettel admits Red Bull needs to improve

ESPN Staff
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Sebastian Vettel: "I think we have to improve ourselves to match the others." © Press Association

Sebastian Vettel admitted that Red Bull would have to improve if it wants to match McLaren and Ferrari in Korea.

While Red Bull headed the second practice session with Vettel quickest and Webber second, both McLaren and Ferrari were quicker on long runs during FP2. Vettel said it had been a relatively good day for the team but conceded a step forward would be required overnight to get it on to terms in race trim.

"I think all in all we can be quite happy," Vettel said. "It was extremely tight; I'm not happy with every run we had today but I think the track was changing quite a lot. This morning it was better than expected, this afternoon to start with it was quite slippery but then it got a little bit better. So all in all the car felt alright and now we'll see what we can do for tomorrow. I think we have to improve ourselves to match the others."

Vettel also said that tyre wear had not been an issue for Red Bull as the track gained grip throughout the day.

"I think we had a little bit this morning but I think that was mostly down to the circuit. It was quite green and not a lot of grip on the track. But other than that I don't think so; this afternoon I haven't seen the tyres yet but it should have been OK."