Mark Webber was delighted to return Red Bull to the points in the Belgian Grand Prix, the Australian driver putting a number of anonymous drives behind him this season to cross the line a rather more high-profile seventh.

Making the most of his seventh place starting position, Webber didn't produce his finest start of the season but it was enough to help him maintain his position, despite quick trip across the run-off area out of the first corner.

Seventh became sixth on lap three when he breezed past the Renault of Heikki Kovalainen, Webber going off in search of Nico Rosberg ahead and getting the gap down to just a couple of seconds as the first round of pit stops started.

However, his early stop was not enough to get him past Rosberg in front and allowed Nick Heidfeld behind to pass him when he pitted several laps later.

Nonetheless, Webber maintained his form to hold onto seventh all the way to the chequered flag and add two points to his and Red Bull's points tally.

"It's very good for us to get points today, it's not always easy for us these days and it was great to beat the other Renault team fair and square. David did great job acting as a buffer in front of Kubica, which assisted me."

For Webber, though he admits his mind was elsewhere following the news that Colin McRae has been killed in a helicopter crash.

"It was an enjoyable race this afternoon, although today my thoughts are of course with the McRae family and the terrible tragedy that happened yesterday."

 

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