Although no stranger to retirements, Mark Webber nonetheless suffered the indignity of being the only driver who failed to be classified in the Turkish Grand Prix following hydraulics problem early in the race.

With both himself and David Coulthard amongst those to benefit from the first corner scuffle, Webber ran tenth just behind his team-mate when he began to slither around the race track on the ninth lap.

Coasting into retirement, the problem was duly diagnosed as a hydraulics failure, a bitter disappointment for the Australian who was convinced points were definitely in the offing.

"It looks like it was hydraulics. It's a shame because I was fuelled to go for a long stint, longer than those directly ahead of us and I was just sitting in there, ready to go for it for the rest of the race. On the lap before I stopped I started to have problems with downshifting and then the team called me in to retire."

Red Bull's flag was therefore carried by Coulthard, but while he briefly ran inside the points in the early stage of the race, the Scot eventually slipped back to a rather lonely tenth place.

"I made a good start and made up a few places, I think four, and thereafter I found the car to be a bit inconsistent which did not help me maintain a good pace throughout the race, especially when I had a bit of fuel on board. Now we will just have to see what we can find for the next race in Monza."

 

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