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That was better than Melbourne, says Webber

Mark Webber: It was a better performance from me today compared to Melbourne and I'm looking forward to tomorrow.
Mark Webber was relatively encouraged by his performance in qualifying for the Malaysian GP.

Webber eventually finished the top-ten shoot-out in third, behind his Red Bull Racing team-mate, Sebastian Vettel in P1 and Lewis Hamilton. Despite again having to settle for a place on the second row though, just like he did in Australia two weeks ago, he was a lot happier with his form.

Indeed unlike at Albert Park he was right in contention for pole and his best lap, a 1 minute 35.179 seconds, left him just 0.309 seconds off the top time, a lot closer than it was two weeks ago, when the gap to Vettel was more than eight tenths.

“I knew it would be very tight; everyone was on a single pace after the first flying lap on the option tyre in Q3,” Webber said.

“It was pretty straight forward for us; you have to just drive as quick as you can when it's like that.

“We can't control how tight it is, to get a few tenths more, you have to just do your best. It was a better performance from me today compared to Melbourne and I'm looking forward to tomorrow.

“I'm starting on the clean side of the grid and it should be an interesting race – I think there will be a lot of pit stops.”

Renault's Cyril Dumont, who is assigned to the Red Bull Racing team, added: “It was a tough qualifying session, tougher than in Australia I would say. We had to do some set-up work engine-wise in order to improve the car from yesterday, so we're happy it was working well today.

“We have a 1-3 again for the start of tomorrow's race, like last year – although then the drivers were the other way round. Hopefully we'll get the same race result too – with a 1-2 finish.”



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09.04.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
09.04.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
09.04.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
09.04.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
08.04.2011- Friday Practice 2, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
09.04.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7 and Christian Horner (GBR), Red Bull Racing, Sporting Director

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