Christian Horner: “Those sessions are all about survival”

Christian Horner says the FIA’s decision to postpone qualifying in Australia was inevitable after conditions failed to improve.

Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel finished the Q1 session in fourth and seventh places.

“It was 100% the right decision,” Horner told this blog. “The conditions were constantly changing, there was an awful lot of water on the track, and the biggest problem was that the light was disappearing rapidly.

“Charlie Whiting has plenty of experience, he kept us updated with what he was thinking. He obviously has to go through the motions as well to a degree, but at once stage it looked pretty inevitable that it would be postponed.

“Mark had a little excursion. They were navigating their way round, and those sessions are all about survival, not necessarily purple sectors. Our objective was quite clear, which was just to survive that session.”

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