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Webber: This season has been my best ever in F1

Mark Webber has enjoyed his 'best ever F1 season' this year and he wants to finish it on a high in Brazil – and then Abu Dhabi.
Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber has vowed to try and finish the 2009 F1 season in the best way possible, as competitors gear up for the penultimate race this weekend at Interlagos in Brazil.

Webber currently lies fourth in the drivers' championship with 51.5 points on the board, and despite breaking his leg in the off-season, he has excelled in '09. Indeed in addition to notching up his first victory in Germany, the Aussie has also managed five other podium finishes.

Now he wants to get back on the rostrum and end a disappointing four-race run, which has seen him fail to score in Valencia, Spa, Monza and Singapore.

"It has definitely been my best season ever so I can be happy about that," Webber told Sky Sports. "But as the bar rises then your goals change.

"I have had a bit of a rough run of late, in terms of not getting the points I would have liked, but that has been off the back of a lot of podiums in a row and the race victory in Germany.

"Winning in Germany was my highlight of the season. It was a great day for me to finally win a race in F1 and I hope there are more to follow.

"Things have been going really well for me [overall] and now I am looking to finish the season as best I can."

Webber meanwhile has dismissed speculation that he may be replaced in 2010 by Ferrari reject Kimi Raikkonen.

"Kimi's trying to find a drive and Red Bull, of course, would be a perfect fit for him," Webber added according to The Associated Press.

"But unfortunately, there is two drivers already [here and we both have deals]. I'm confident that the contracts have been sorted out and if things move around, then they do. But it is normal [there are rumours like this] - there's a bit of fun and games in F1."

Webber's immediate focus now shifts to final practice and qualifying and the Aussie was on form on Friday, setting the pace in FP1 and coming in fourth in FP2.

"We couldn't have got much more out of today. The guys did a good job getting the optimum time on track that we could with the tricky conditions. We were dodging showers here and there, but we timed everything as well as we could.

"It's one of the more encouraging Friday's that we've had for a long time, so it was good. I hope it carries on tomorrow. We've seen that things can change day to day with this championship, so I'm looking forward to qualifying – it should be good for us," he summed-up.



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Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull RB5 Wins, German F1 Grand Prix, Nurburgring, 10-12th, July 2009
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