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Webber praised champion team-mate

Mark Webber praises team-mate Sebastian Vettel after his third successive F1 title
Mark Webber will full of praise for Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel after the German wrapped up his third successive F1 title at Interlagos.

Vettel overcame an opening lap clash with the Williams of Bruno Senna that damaged his car to come through the field to sixth spot, which was good enough to make him the youngest triple champion in the history of the sport.

“For Sebastian, it was a great effort,” Webber admitted. “He has joined a pretty decent club now and has even set his own some ways, the youngest ever World Champion and now a triple World Champion – you've got to take your hat off to him.”

Webber himself finished fourth in an action-packed race that included contact from the Sauber of Kamui Kobayashi, and the Australian said he had got what he could from the season finale.

“The race lived up to expectations today and the conditions were obviously very tricky for all of us,” he said. “We weren't particularly strong today pace wise and both Seb and I were pretty vulnerable on restarts, as well as the start of the race on slicks.

“I got hit pretty hard on the inside, I think it was one of the Sauber's, and we had to press on from there. We got probably what we could have out of today and we made a good call to go to the intermediate tyres when we did.

“The season has gone fast, there have been a lot of different winners, some ups and downs, a lot of crashes and a couple of nice wins for myself. I'm now looking forward to having a break, to recharge and then it's on to 2013.”




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Taipan

November 25, 2012 11:54 PM

Rob, He did pull over to let Vettel pass at one point, but I agree on a few occasions he made life unnecissarily difficult for Vettel. On the other hand Massa played the perfect team mate to Alonso today, he really could have done no more to help him, but it was all fair and I would expect no less from Massa.



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