Red Bull admit to struggling for one lap speed

Australian Mark Webber, twice a winner at the Monaco Grand Prix, wound up fifth fastest during the second practice on Thursday, while teammate Sebastian Vettel was down in ninth.

updated: May 24, 2013 17:21 IST
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Monaco: Red Bull's once-dominant drivers admitted on Thursday that they are struggling to keep up with 2013 pace-setters Mercedes and Ferrari after being left behind in opening practice for this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.

Australian Mark Webber, twice a winner on the streets of the Mediterranean principality, wound up fifth fastest behind the leading Mercedes pair led by German Nico Rosberg and Briton Lewis Hamilton.

Vettel was down in ninth and clearly unable to mount a genuine challenge for the front of the grid on Thursday's form.

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