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Fourth not bad, says Webber

Mark Webber: For me it's three fourths on the bounce now, it's good points, but we need to keep boxing and keep improving...

Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber was 'reasonably satisfied' with his fourth place finish in the F1 2012 Chinese Grand Prix today, although he felt it wasn't the maximum.

Webber lined up sixth on the grid at the Shanghai International Circuit, but another bad start saw him lose a few places and while he did eventually recover, and passed his team-mate, Sebastian Vettel for P4 on the very final tour, the race wasn't without its dramas.

Indeed he found himself somewhat worryingly launched up into the air off the kerbs at turn 13 on lap 37 and at the finish he had mixed feelings about his third fourth place in as many races.

“Trying to get the balance right for the whole race was very tricky. In the end, fourth was not too bad; it wasn't the maximum, but it's very tight between the teams at the front,” Webber commented.

“At some points of the race, I saw P13/ P14 on the board, so I have to be satisfied with fourth place.

“I made a few mistakes running wide trying to push onto the back straight, it's hard there as you can get onto the marbles.

"I think the strategy was good, but it's always a gamble with the three stop, as to what traffic there might be.

“Congratulations to Nico [Rosberg], he deserves the victory, and also to Mercedes. For me it's three fourths on the bounce now, it's good points and we leave here reasonably satisfied, but we need to keep boxing and keep improving,” he concluded.



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15.04.2012 - Race, Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8
15.04.2012 - Race, Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8
14.04.2012 - Qualifying, Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8
15.04.2012 - Race, Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8
14.04.2012 - Qualifying, Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8
14.02.2012 - Free practice 3, Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8
13.04.2012 - Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8

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