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Webber: We should be strong

Mark Webber aims to enter the F1 summer break on a high with a strong result at the Hungaroring
Mark Webber says he is confident of a strong result in Hungary as he looks to head into the F1 summer break on a high.

The Australian sits second in the championship standings behind team-mate Sebastian Vettel, but has yet to taste victory this season – although he has finished on the podium on six occasions.

The Red Bull driver missed out on victory in Germany last weekend despite starting from pole position but will hope to repeat his victory of twelve months ago, when he beat Fernando Alonso to victory by more than 17 seconds.

Speaking ahead of the weekend, Webber said he was confident that the Hungarian circuit would again suit the Red Bull cars, although he admitted he was intrigued about what impact KERS could have on a race where overtaking has been notoriously difficult in the past.

“Hungary is always a good grand prix, with a good atmosphere – I think it's one that most of the drivers enjoy,” he said. “I love Budapest as a city; it's a very beautiful place with a lot of nice restaurants and places to go out. The track is pretty short and very technical, so it's a busy lap for us. There are limited places for overtaking, so we'll see how the DRS helps with that this year.

“The Hungaroring should suit our car well, we were very strong there last year and more of the same this year would be good. It's another opportunity for us to get some good points – and it's always nice to finish before the break with a strong result – so lets see how we go.”



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DontTalkShite

July 26, 2011 3:25 PM

I've decided regardless of results, Mark is a champion. His honesty and integrity is a joy in the world of professional sports. Maybe all the Aussie results are getting me emotional, Cadel Evans, Wallablies flogging the Springboks, Stoner, the swimmers at the world champs, dare I say even the Netballers. Sh1t, I need a drink!



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