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Webber hopes for points 06 Apr 2003

Mark Webber (AUS) Jaguar.
Formula One World Championship, Rd3, Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos, Brazil, 5 April 2003

Mark Webber has taken his upturn in fortunes with remarkable calmness, but says he is determined to make the most of his third place position on the Brazilian Grand Prix grid.

"I can tell you that it feels good, but not as good as finishing fifth for Minardi in Melbourne last year," he said. "Ayrton Senna scored 61 pole positions, but now I don't think that pole is anything like as pure as it used to be under the new rules. Right now I really don't know quite what to expect tomorrow, but it's clear now to everybody that we have been making some great progress at Jaguar Racing."

Team insiders are still concerned that the fuel feed problem that afflicted the cars in the heat of Malaysia have not fully been eradicated, but it has been much less troublesome here and Webber is hoping for a trouble-free run.

"Reliability is something we really need to demonstrate. Being quick over one lap is one thing - being consistently quick over a race distance is quite another, and that's our major test.

"We need to come away from the race with points, and while a podium would be a dream result the strength of our package is not yet capable of challenging for podium honours. Leaving Interlagos with points is the order of the day."