McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, who qualified in third place, nearly a second slower than polesitter Mark Webber, described the Red Bulls as “ridiculously fast”.
"They are extremely quick throughout the high-speed circuits and high-speed corners. They seem to have more downforce and efficiency than other teams and made a slight step forward from that which has put them more out of the lead.”
Hamilton’s team-mate Jenson Button is predicting that a Red Bull victory would be a “walk in the park” formality “if it’s dry”, and added “you’d expect them to disappear into the distance.”
Michael Schumacher described the pace of the RB6 as “frightening”, adding “their car is perfect on this track.”
Always good for a tongue-in-cheek approach, HRT’s Karun Chandhok wrote on his Twitter feed: “Maybe Red Bull can lend us some downforce – they seem to have plenty to spare?”
If it’s dry tomorrow, it’s going to be a long race for anyone not driving a Red Bull…
[Original image via GP Update]