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Webber: Last run was a bit scrappy

Mark Webber: Sometimes you see Seb's lap and you go, 'wow you can't do that', he did a good lap for sure today, but I didn't feel like I got the most out of it when it counted.

Mark Webber has conceded that he didn't get the most out of his car today in qualifying for Sunday's F1 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Webber, who had been third in final practice, was second quickest in Q1 and third in Q2.

However in the all-important shoot-out he slipped back to fourth and will now line up behind his Red Bull team-mate, Sebastian Vettel, who is again on pole and behind Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

In the end his best lap, a 1 minute 38.858 seconds, was around two tenths off the McLaren's and 0.377 seconds off pole.

“I'm disappointed with my last run, it was a bit scrappy. We had to communicate more than normal during the out lap due to a few things we were managing, so that affected the prep a little,” explained the Aussie.

“I'm disappointed as there is certainly more there. Sometimes you see Seb's lap and you go, 'wow you can't do that', he did a good lap for sure today, but I didn't feel like I got the most out of it when it counted.”

Looking to the race itself, Webber doesn't expect it to be a thriller and he predicted it will be tough to overtake - even with DRS.

“It will be an interesting first sector, then we'll get into the race from there," he continued.

"I think this track is traditionally pretty hard to pass on, so it's likely to be down to the DRS zone and pit stops.”



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12.11.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
12.11.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
12.11.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
12.11.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
12.11.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
12.11.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
12.11.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7

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Tommo - Unregistered

November 13, 2011 7:02 AM

i think he meant on the grid but yeah not sure what he means by being behind SV maybe he meant 3rd on the grid. the grids are staggered diagonal: like 1 2 3 4 dunno. MW concedes the feats SV pulls from an "equal" car are amazing, however, i admire his admission that SV is superior but in this team it would be prudent to analyze further what SV does that in fact makes him always one better. the term "equal" car is further than the truth its not even a true comment. i know there are some ex motorsport and ex kart guys here that will concede that no matter how much a "winning" car is setup, it wont always mean that driver will drive it like the one before and achieve the same results. CH said the team will be built around SV and RB7 has proven this. MW needs to adapt and my lord he is trying. @ CommodoreS, adversities is an understatement, he must be the most cool headed Aussie i ever had the chance to meet, given his dramas in 2011. i hope tonight F1 isn't another snor

w00dsy - Unregistered

November 13, 2011 1:27 AM

'he slipped back to fourth and will now line up behind his Red Bull team-mate, Sebastian Vettel, who is again on pole' since when does 4th line up behind 1st?



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