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Webber misses podium but positive after Melbourne

RBR team principal Christian Horner confirmed how keen Webber had been to finally end his Australian podium hoodoo, but praised his driver for his performance after the first corner mayhem.

"After getting caught up by Rosberg and Alonso, once he got into free air he really got his head down and, at that point, was the quickest car on the circuit," he reported.

"He went onto the prime tyre, doing the opposite to [team-mate] Sebastian [Vettel] as he had an additional new set available to him from yesterday. Again, the right call under the safety car put him out right behind Hamilton and you could see how desperate he was in the remaining ten laps. He tried everything to pass Lewis to be on the podium here in Australia but, unfortunately, he didn't quite make it.”



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Robwal - Unregistered

March 20, 2012 4:31 AM

Mark will never improve his starts while he drives for RedbullManureRacing. Webber mentioned in the post race interview on Sky, that he believed it was a "software" problem, that he would have to have a look at later. Just like his KERS "problem" the startup software is something the "team" have total control over, sadly.

Bobby.M - Unregistered

March 19, 2012 8:46 AM

Can someone please work out why Webber has such poor starts!!!! There has to be some reason for it , even before the contact he was well behind. He should not have been close to guys like Vergne and Hulkenburg , who started well behind him. Who cares about qualifying when you loose so many places. Webber is the dark horse this year as he is making positive noises about his feel /like for the car - if only he could make positions of the start not the opposite. Also @victorBT33 -I'm pretty sure Coulthard still commentates for the races that the BBC covers. As SKY covers all the races Martin Brundle made the switch and I assume channel One in Australia also chose Sky for this reason.



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