F1 »

Webber: I’ll take each race as it comes

Mark Webber: We're always learning as athletes and I'm looking forward to 2012, it's got some great opportunities for me...

Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber has said he is looking forward to F1 2012 and trying to put a 'tricky' 2011 in the past.

Webber will debut the new RB8 on Tuesday at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in Spain and he added that he is 'very excited' about driving the car for the very first time.

“It's a huge amount of work that has gone into it as always with a new car,” said the Aussie. “The initial running is really about getting as much information as we can, learning what the car strengths are, where some of its weaknesses might be and then we need to work on those very, very quickly.

“We don't have much testing before we get to Melbourne [for the first race] and before we know it the winter programme will be over. It is a big responsibility and one that I'm looking forward to.”

After being completely overshadowed by team-mate Sebastian Vettel in 2011, Webber is, however, aware that he needs to bounce back: “I think off the back of last year many sportsmen or women when you don't get the most out of a situation you always want to come back and improve and do a better job,” he continued.

“The bar has been lifted very, very high in the last few seasons and it's the challenge I'm looking forward to. I've had a really good winter and prepared for the season as best I can so I'm looking forward to the new season, I just cannot wait to get racing. We can talk a lot about it but we need to get on the track.”

So what positives did he take away from 2011?

“Last year wasn't an amazing season, but it wasn't too bad for me [either],” he added. “I still managed to finish third in the Drivers' Championship, not far off second with Jenson there, also it was a great way for me to finish the year with the victory in Brazil.

“We're always learning as athletes and I'm looking forward to 2012,” he reiterated, “it's got some great opportunities for me.

“You know the old cliché take each race as it comes but that's how it will be initially and we'll go from there.”



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
27.11.2011- Race, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7 race winner
27.11.2011- Race, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7 race winner
27.11.2011- Race, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
12.11.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
24.11.2011- Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
12.11.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


rob01

February 07, 2012 4:00 AM

Bob, Seb had a drivers aid for starts. It allowed him to set the clutch bite coming to the starting line. FIA has taken it away. And yes all teams could do the same but Seb had it down better than anyone. He may still keep his fast starts but he will be using his right foot a bit more to do it.



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.