Red Bull re-energised after Belgium results

© Ubaid Parkar, 3 September 2012
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Red Bull staged a "great recovery" to salvage a strong result from a disappointing qualifying performance at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Defending champion Sebastian Vettel started from tenth after a “shit” qualifying session on Saturday but tiptoed around the first lap carnage - which he described was “kind of like walking on eggshells” – to eventually finish second.

“The start was poor; I think I was the only one not to gain positions through the first corners, so we had to fight our way back, which wasn’t easy, but I enjoyed it a lot,” Vettel said.

“The car worked well and we didn’t struggle,” the German summed up.

Teammate Mark Webber, who started from 12th after a penalty, finished sixth although he could have finished higher up admitting that it was difficult for him to overtake easily.

“Obviously Seb and I had a little battle, which was fine - but after that, it just wasn’t possible to fight other people on the straight line, so that made it tough,” said the Australian. “We tried to under-cut some people and roll the dice... I had (Vitaly) Petrov on the out lap, which is fair play to him as he’s just doing his thing, but we lost time there.

“We had a bit of luck at the start, but after that we didn't get the most out of the situation - but it was good to finish six places higher than I started and get points,” he added.


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