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Webber's race hurt by technical problems

After that it was a case of putting his head down and getting on with damage control, knowing that his chances for a home podium were effectively over for another year.

"That's spilled milk," he summed up. "We need to operate better and not have those issues.

"I think even if we had a smooth day the way Lotus ran the race with two stops, it was going to be difficult for us to fight against that," Webber admitted. "It looked like we were not that quick anyway to challenge for the win as a team.

"We salvaged something in the end, but that was Melbourne today and it was disappointing not to get more out of it," he said. "I think the disappointing thing for us as a team was that we weren't probably as strong as we thought we'd be, but that's F1 - it can change very quickly."




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prof-x - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 12:37 PM

software issues cause him to lose KERS and give him a bad start, ensuring his teammate takes him in the first corner... again. This is getting real old, I cannot believe Mark can tollerate these kinds of issues. Expect more of the same until the 'expectations' have been managed to the point where Webber is no longer seen as a contender vs Vettel. Sad to see a team like Redbull hobble their #2 like this, this isnt just bad luck, its bad behavior, which has been well established over the last some odd years.

AMG - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 1:36 PM

"Mark made a good recovery after a difficult start and an ECU related KERS issue in the first part of the race," Hahaha, KERS again. Casually when he's right behind Vettel and at the start of the race, AGAIN. Poor Webber, 2 years with the same problem and they won't fix it........ Don't worry Webber, if next race Vettel has the pole position and you're 4th, the KERS will work just fine from start to end.



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