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Title: It's all still to play for in Abu Dhabi...

As he describes the conquest of the F1 2010 Constructors' World Championship crown in Brazil today as 'a credit' to everyone at Red Bull Racing, Mark Webber has his eyes on the final prize in a week's time in Abu Dhabi...
Mark Webber has echoed his team-mate Sebastian Vettel in paying glowing tribute to newly-crowned F1 2010 Constructors' World Champions Red Bull Racing for a title that he describes as 'a credit' to everyone in the team – as he insisted that 'it's all still to play for in Abu Dhabi' in terms of the destiny of the drivers' laurels.

Webber finished as runner-up behind Vettel in this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, having harried the young German and closed to within just two seconds of him at one stage, before his valiant charge was blunted by first the safety car period for Vitantonio Liuzzi's Turn two shunt, and subsequently engine concerns that required him to ease off the gas towards the closing stages, allowing the pursuing Fernando Alonso to reduce the deficit to him in third, albeit never truly getting near enough to mount any kind of attack.

Not only did Vettel and Webber's commanding São Paulo one-two deservedly secure the constructors' trophy for Red Bull, but the outcome of the race also means the drivers' duel will go all the way down to the Abu Dhabi season finale in a week's time – with Alonso leading Webber by eight points, and Vettel a further seven markers in arrears again. And all sorts of possible permutations on the table...

“Today is a sensational day for the team – for everyone in Milton Keynes, at Red Bull and for all our suppliers,” the Australian underlined. “The list goes on and on. We have won the constructors' and done it with a dominant one-two finish after a tough weekend in Korea.

“So many people have worked so hard for this – Adrian Newey, Christian Horner, Peter Prodromou, Rob Marshall, the boys in the race shop, the race bays…the list is endless. They all know who they are, and it's a credit to all of them. We've had everything thrown at us this year – right-height systems, flexi wings – and at the end of the day we've won, which is a very big achievement.

“Looking to the drivers' championship, I took a few points off Fernando today, so it's still all to play for in Abu Dhabi. The team's philosophy is that we race and we will work to that. Seb deserved the win today – it was a close fight. Both of us need to finish ahead of Fernando in Abu Dhabi, so let's see what happens there.”



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aussie1 - Unregistered

November 08, 2010 10:34 AM

red bull would not be in this situation if they had backed webber earlier. they still favour vettel over webber. if alonso wins rbr managment should be sacked for incompetence. any other team would have favoured there leading drive 3-4 races ago. lets hope webber can win the wdc as he dewserves it.

Artie - Unregistered

November 08, 2010 3:15 AM

I just ran the numbers for next race... supposing Vettel wins, Webber runs second and Alonso runs 4th. Vettel wins 256 pts Webber 2nd 256 pts Alonso 4th 256 pts.. I think this would be Vettels due to his wins (then) and podiums. So Alonso has to finish 3rd or better.. OR if Vettel helped Webber win, its a clear result... AS IF...... I think you would have ot bet on Alonso at this point as long as his engine is up to it. Interesting year....



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