Mark Webber believes Red Bull
Racing will go well in Singapore next weekend and he is confident they will be 'towards the sharp end again' after a bitterly disappointing time at Monza.
Webber and team-mate, Sebastian Vettel
both struggled for pace in Italy and for the first time this season the team failed to score a single point, with Vettel forced out with an alternator failure, while Webber stopped two laps from the end after spinning and badly flat-spotting his tyres.
Although both men were classified that was scant consolation, although few expect the team to be in the same predicament, especially in terms of pace, at the Marina Bay street circuit in seven days time.
“We've had some good results in Singapore,” said Webber, who was third in both 2011 and 2010. “It's a very, very challenging circuit and one that the car should work well on.
“We've been solid on street circuits this year, so that gives us some confidence that the car will be towards the sharp end again.
“I like going to Singapore, it's clean and it's safe. Everyone embraces the event, but I also love the fact that we have a lot of Australians attending, especially from the West Coast as it's an easy flight from there. That's quite unique.”
Vettel meanwhile also has a good record in Singapore and in addition to winning last year's event in the 'Lion City', he was second in 2010, fourth in 2009 and fifth in 2008.
“Singapore is one of the highlights on the calendar, because the atmosphere of a night race is amazing. I also like it because the track is really great to race on – which is partly to do with the fact that we race anticlockwise there,” Vettel added.
“Singapore is a fascinating city to visit and everything seems to be extremely clean and tidy. We all stay on European time for the weekend and because the race doesn't start until 8pm, most of the drivers tend to get up around 2pm – it's pretty unusual.”