Red Bull qualifying quotes

Mark Webber Grid 4

“It wasn’t too bad, we had a reasonable run. In Melbourne we were a bit stronger in the race than in qualifying and looking at the gap to pole today, it seems we are two or three tenths off, which is a step in the right direction. We will re-group and have a look at how we go tomorrow. We’ve made progress with the car from Melbourne though. It’s tight between the first four rows, there’s some very good performances going on from quite a few teams - it’s good for the fans.”

Sebastian Vettel Grid 6

“We didn’t feel so good on the medium compound tyre, so we decided to go onto the harder tyre for the final lap, which was a step forward. I didn’t feel that good in the car and was struggling to find the balance, so I didn’t get everything out of it for one flying lap. There’s not been much time to react since Australia - only one week. The McLarens were strong in Australia and they are strong here, so they are the ones to beat. I think in race trim we might look a bit better, but nonetheless I think you can see that we don’t have the easiest car to drive, we are aware of that and are pushing very hard.”

Christian Horner, Red Bull team principal“Fourth and fifth on the grid after Kimi’s penalty is probably what we expected going into qualifying today. The McLarens have looked very strong all weekend. We elected to take a different approach with both drivers tomorrow, with Mark qualifying on the softer tyre and Sebastian on the harder tyre. Our long run pace has been encouraging throughout the weekend, so hopefully we can have a strong race tomorrow and put on a good show.”