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Thursday, May 23, 2013
In the morning session Mark Webber set seventh fastest with soft-compound and in evening session he took fifth fastest with super-soft.
The Australian, who win the Monaco Grand Prix two times, and he is not concerned about the long-run pace.
"If we could, we would have done it today, 1m14.7s is not hanging around but let's see how things go.” Webber said.
"We were not really in the window here last year up until my last lap in Q3, so we need to rediscover that if I can and be towards the front - you need to be there here. You will never come to Monte Carlo and have the perfect day or perfect set-up," The Australian added.
Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel struggled with KERS problem during the second practice, also the German admits that his RB9 showed very poor performance with super-soft.
"Unfortunately we had a big change and we lost quite a lot of time in the afternoon," Vettel said.
"Not completely ideal but that is Friday – or in this case, Thursday. We would like to be a little bit more competitive in low-fuel configuration so we need to try and find some lap time there.
"My run on super-soft was very poor, so we need to understand why. I wasn't able to improve which you should be quite easily. After that I did a long run on super-soft and it seemed quite OK."
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Last two grand prix Pole sitter Nico Rosberg set top fastest lap-time for Thursday practice beside with his team-mate Lewis Hamilton took second quickest. Some news sources states that Mercedes not fixed rear tyre degradation issues.
"Some of the others are looking pretty quick, but we have good pace ourselves. We have been trying to improve our long run pace.” Hamilton told Sky Sports News
"I had a fairly decent long run so we'll have to wait and see. I had a bit of graining but otherwise it didn't look bad. I've got a bit of work to do this evening, then I can chill tomorrow and hit it hard on Saturday.
"We obviously have good pace and Nico is very quick this weekend, so it is looking good."
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The German took fastest lap-time less than half an hour into the session and his time stays on top in time-sheet, its unbeaten for the rest of the session.
After one hour into the session Lewis Hamilton set second fastest with Super-soft compound. The Ferrari duo Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa set third and fourth fastest respectively.
Double-time Monaco GP winner Mark Webber set fifth fastest for Red Bull ahead of Lotus duo Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean. The Lotus speedy Grosjean made the first crash in this Monaco weekend, the French man miss the breaking point, following skid into the Sainte Devote barriers at end of the start/finish strait.
McLaren’s Jenson Button set eighth fastest ahead of reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel. Force India’s Paul di Resta completed the top in the evening practice time sheet.
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|5||Mark Webber||Red Bull||1:15.404||0.645||42|
|9||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||1:16.014||1.255||33|
|10||Paul di Resta||Force India||1:16.046||1.287||43|
|11||Adrian Sutil||Force India||1:16.349||1.590||44|
|16||Daniel Ricciardo||Toro Rosso||1:17.145||2.386||38|
|17||Jean-Eric Vergne||Toro Rosso||1:17.184||2.425||43|
|22||Giedo van der Garde||Caterham||1:19.031||4.272||31|
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