Mark Webber has attempted to pour cold water on concerns regarding Red Bull Friday Practice - Mark Webber reliability, after his Renault engine coughed its last in the closing minutes of Friday’s second free practice session for the Turkish Grand Prix.

Despite Red Bull not having enjoyed the best reliability in 2010, the Australian isn’t worried, explaining that the engine fitted to his RB6 was at the end of its life cycle, mileage-wise.

“We were expecting it to be right on the edge,” the joint Championship leader said.

Under the current rules, drivers are permitted to use any of their eight allocated engines on a Friday session, with one engine only permitted to be used for the remainder of the weekend’s proceedings on Saturday and Sunday.

[Original image via GP Update]

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