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Webber: It's taking a while to sink in

Mark Webber: It was completely game on when I knew the DRS was available, I made the move stick and our hard work paid off...

Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber has said it is still 'sinking in' that he has managed to win the British Grand Prix for the second time in three years.

Webber trailed the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso for most of the race and it was only at the end that the pendulum swung in his favour, with the Spaniard slipping back and unable to defend once he made his final stop and switched to the softer of the Pirelli tyres.

Webber eventually came through to take the victory by 3 seconds, although it wasn't until four laps from the end that he got in front.

“It's taking a while to sink in this one. I think it was the circumstances of the race – for most of it I was marking off second place. Fernando was not quite out of touch, but he had a bit of a gap,” Webber remarked.

“Then after the last stop, my engineer came on the radio saying that Fernando was not doing much on the option tyres. I know Fernando is a wily old fox, so I thought he was looking after the tyres and just waiting to pull the pin and go a little bit.

“But when I got within two seconds I thought maybe he's in a little bit of trouble and it was real.

“It was completely game on when I knew the DRS was available, I made the move stick and our hard work paid off for the win.

“It was a cracking grand prix today; the spectators got to see a good race and I'm pleased for them.”



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08.07.2012- Race, 1st position Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8
08.07.2012- Race, Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8 leads Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012
08.07.2012- Race, Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8 race winner
08.07.2012- Race, Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8 race winner
08.07.2012- Race, 1st position Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8

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