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Red Bull 'incredibly motivated' - Webber

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Mark Webber says Red Bull is "incredibly motivated" after seeing the cars finish first and second in FP2 ahead of the Indian Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel was quickest in both sessions but Webber was only 0.118s slower than his team-mate in the afternoon as both Red Bulls finished comfortably clear of the rest of the field. Webber said that he was confident the team could chase pole and the victory in India, and warned that it was performing well both on and off the track,

"It went pretty well today, but pole position is one thing and obviously Sunday's another," Webber said. "So we need to perform well on both days and I think we have a very good chance of doing that. The car's working well, the guys are doing a great job; there's a huge amount of stuff to go through tonight with the car. The team is obviously incredibly motivated and the drivers are as well, so we're going OK."

Webber said that the tyres required some care to get the best one-lap pace out of them, and hinted that qualifying could require two flying laps.

"I think it's no real surprise, we've seen this quite a lot on the Pirellis that if you do too many laps in a row they get quite hot. So there's a lot of people who do a slow lap - including us - and then go again. You just give the tyre a bit of a breather and then you have a bit more grip again on the next lap. It doesn't work on the M1 motorway but it worked for us."

Despite the length of the straight at the Buddh International Circuit and two DRS zones, Webber said the layout of the rest of the track means qualifying is crucial as overtaking is tough.

"I don't think [the extended DRS zone will] hurt. The issue with overtaking here is obviously the middle and the last sector is quite quick. So the people who are behind can have issues with the tyres getting very, very hot, so it's difficult to put in a sustained attack if you like, you've got to get the move done quite quickly. It should improve with the DRS situation a bit, but it's very difficult to say."

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