• Belgian Grand Prix

Webber bullish despite poor lap time

ESPNF1 Staff
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Mark Webber failed to set a good time in the dry after completing runs in the wet © Getty Images

Mark Webber is bullish about his chances at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix despite only setting the 18th fastest time in the second practice session.

Rain showers caused havoc with the teams' Friday programmes and Webber failed to set a representative time on dry tyres. However, he has absolutely no concerns and is looking forward to a tough fight with Red Bull's rivals throughout the weekend.

"Today was a bit of a messy day with the changing conditions, but it was actually pretty good for us," Webber said. "We got some good information to go through and I'm looking forward to tomorrow. There are a few quick guys out there, but we're not slow either. It's hard to get a feel for what everyone's doing with the changing weather. It's a beautiful track here, it's special - today we got to sample it in all conditions."

Team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who finished the session sixth, said running was restricted by the team's tyre allocations, which only allow for three set of wet tyres and four intermediates.

"It's always tricky with these conditions, track time is limited and tyres are limited," he said. "We would love to run more despite the rain, but we don't have so many tyres and looking at the weekend we might need them for qualifying and the race, so we didn't want to use them all today."

He said the rain also made it difficult to read anything meaningful into the times.

We were looking at the balance, it feels good, but it's hard when the conditions are changing. We still have some work to do for Saturday and Sunday."