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Webber targets points return

Mark Webber says he is keen to return to the points as the Red Bull Racing driver looks to end a barren run of form in the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend.

Webber saw his hopes of securing the F1 title come to an end thanks to a disappointing run of results, which has seen him fail to score since finishing on the podium in Hungary back in July.

Since then, the Australian has managed only a brace of ninth place finishes in Valencia and at Spa and a 17th place in Japan – with retirements in both Italy and Singapore meaning he is now just 6.5 points ahead of Kimi Raikkonen in the championship standings, with Lewis Hamilton two points further back.

While the Australian admits his results in Brazil have never been amongst his best, Webber said he was looking forward to the Interlagos race weekend and was keen to try and bounce back to form as he seeks to secure fourth in the drivers' championship standings.

“Although I've yet pull off a good result in Brazil, I enjoy driving there,” he said. “As a team, we've had a lot of 'firsts' this year, so I'm looking to having another first in Brazil by getting a good result there.

“It's always a fantastic atmosphere, especially when the Brazilian drivers are towards the front of the grid. Felipe's been there during the last few years and Rubens was there in the past in the Ferrari and now he may well be back there again with the Brawn.

“The team have done a good job in recovering from tough weekends in Monza and Valencia. We looked much better in Singapore, which was a good indication that the rest of the season should go well. We always knew we'd be fast in Suzuka, but we now have the belief that we can be strong at all the remaining tracks, so we should be able to see the year off in a good way.

“I'm on the hunt for some points because I missed a few with the drive-through penalty in Spa and then at the last two races – Suzuka in particular was a tough weekend for me – so I'm looking forward to getting back on the scoreboard again.”



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