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Webber: It was not bad to get fourth

Mark Webber: We didn't really go long enough on the first stint, which is normal for me on these tyres, so that compromised me. [Then] when I arrived in the pits we didn't have any tyres out, I arrived and sat there, but the boys were still getting them ready. There was a radio communication problem within the team and so they weren't properly prepared.

Red Bull's Mark Webber fought his way back to finish fourth today in the F1 2011 Monaco Grand Prix, impressively passing Kamui Kobayashi on the final lap to ensure he took as many points as possible.

Webber's race was compromised early on when he arrived in the pits and the team wasn't ready for him.

Despite dropping back to 15th though, he kept on it and with a number of his rivals hitting trouble, hauled himself right back up the order, eventually finishing one place off the podium.

“We didn't really go long enough on the first stint, which is normal for me on these tyres, so that compromised me,” Webber said post-race.

“[Then] when I arrived in the pits we didn't have any tyres out, I arrived and sat there, but the boys were still getting them ready. There was a radio communication problem within the team and so they weren't properly prepared.

“When you wait here, you lose track position and you have to wait behind people, so it was not bad to get fourth from there.

“I don't know why we restarted the race when there were only five laps left however – but that was the decision and it turned out okay.”

Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner meanwhile was impressed with Webber's last-lap pass on Kobayashi and reckoned he deserved to be up on the rostrum.

“At one stage Mark was 15th after the first round of stops, but he never gave up and kept on pushing through.

“He pulled a great move on Kobayashi on the last couple of laps who's not an easy guy to pass and it was a shame not to have him on the podium, as he deserved to be there,” Horner confirmed.



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29.05.2011- Race, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
29.05.2011- Race, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
29.05.2011- Race, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
29.05.2011- Race, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
28.05.2011- Qualifying, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
29.05.2011- Race, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7

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FreeJack - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 11:10 PM

Could have done a lot better than fourth, had things not gone wrong again. I'm no conspiracy theorist, I know Vettel is just lighting it up this season...but it seems like Webber is fighting an uphill battle against his car and other circumstances, this season. Frustrating for him AND his fans, I'm sure.



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