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Webber eyes 'top result' at Silverstone

Mark Webber: The British Grand Prix is obviously one of the highlights of the calendar as Silverstone is an extremely prestigious venue.

Red Bull's Mark Webber has set his sights high ahead of the F1 2011 British GP next weekend.

Webber claimed his fourth podium of the season and his second third place finish in a row in Valencia last Sunday, a result that moved him up to joint second in the drivers' championship with 109 points on the board.

With team-mate and defending champion Sebastian Vettel 77 points ahead though, the Aussie knows he must start to beat the German now if he is to stand any chance of making up that deficit.

“The British Grand Prix is obviously one of the highlights of the calendar as Silverstone is an extremely prestigious venue,” Webber said. “There has been a lot of work done there in the past year including the new pit complex which looks really great.

“As proved in previous seasons, the characteristics of the circuit have suited us well. The test will remain if it's the same this time around.

“I'm looking to get a top result for everyone down the road at the base in Milton Keynes.”

Vettel meanwhile is also looking forward to the event and will be out to maintain his dominant start to the year, which has seen him win six races and take two runners-up spots, as well as secure seven poles.

“Silverstone is one of my favourite tracks and not just because it's 30km from our factory in Milton Keynes,” he added.

“The fans in Britain are special. They support their own people of course, but they really know so much about our sport and are really fair when it's about acknowledging performance and achievement.

“This year the start and finish have been moved, so let's see what effect that will have. The extreme corner combinations on the track make it a real pleasure for the drivers.

“There are fast corners and often we have to react to the tricky weather conditions. Copse, Maggots, Becketts and Chapel are four of the best corners in F1,” he concluded.


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