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Webber: No need to push panic button

Mark Webber says Red Bull doesn't need to change its approach despite losing two F1 races in a row
Mark Webber says there will be no knee-jerk reaction from Red Bull after the team was beaten for a second straight F1 race in Germany last weekend.

Lewis Hamilton's win for McLaren followed Fernando Alonso's success for Ferrari at Silverstone although Red Bull remain well ahead in both championship.

Sebastian Vettel and Webber sit 1-2 in the drivers' championship – with the German 77 points ahead – while Red Bull are still more than 100 points clear of McLaren in the constructors' championship, with Webber insisting that the stats showed Red Bull didn't need to push the panic button.

“I've been to the factory but there's no real knee-jerk reaction,” he said. “Obviously, we don't plan to start having meetings and start planning more stuff any quicker than we probably had envisaged anyway. We know that we don't take anything for granted, we've never done that over the last 18 months.

“We know that people can arrive back very very quickly and hopefully you can go back away again as quickly as they arrived, so obviously Adrian's working very hard with his group of people. We're not all cruising round; we're trying to do what we can conceptually for our car that's going to work for the remaining races, and you cannot redesign the car in three days, obviously.

“We were a little bit off the pace at the Nürburgring, not much. We challenged for victory but we need to go quicker again, and that's what we've got to work on and address. It's by going racing that you learn about yourself; we don't learn about ourselves at the factory, we learn about going racing and that's the most important thing, to react in a positive, constructive way off the back of being beaten fair and square.”

Red Bull are hotly-tipped to bounce back from successive defeats by fighting for victory in Hungary but Webber insisted it was hard to predict what will happen in Budapest.

“Well, last year is a little bit of a form card,” he said. “Obviously, the regulations have changed a lot since then, so let's see how that goes. Clearly, McLaren and Ferrari aren't hanging round as well. Qualifying has tightened up a lot in the last few events and so have the races, as we saw.

“Silverstone would have been a track where you would think we could have been a bit more competitive or more dominant compared to the high standards we have set around some particular venues around the world and this one you might pick as well. So, find out Sunday night.”


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