Webber: Red Bull ready to take on anyone, anywhere 06 Aug 2010
As he showed to great effect at the recent Hungarian Grand Prix, Mark Webber in a Red Bull is a winning combination. And at the start of this months summer break the Budapest victor has sent out a warning call to his rivals that he plans to be just as strong at the seasons remaining seven races.
Although Webber missed out on pole in Hungary - it was claimed by his team mate Sebastian Vettel - the Australian notched up his fourth win of the year, crossing the line almost 18 seconds ahead of the chasing Ferrari of Fernando Alonso.
And while some have questioned whether the RB6, and in particular its innovative front wing, can maintain the same level of performance it enjoyed at the Hungaroring on all circuits, Webber is optimistic it can.
Weve shown this year that the car is performing on all tracks so we hope we dont have any weak circuits, he told Red Bulls official website. Singapore should be good, Suzuka, Brazil and Abu Dhabi. Were a little bit worried about how the long straights might go at some of the other venues, at Monza maybe. But the car is very, very strong at most tracks so were ready to take on anyone at any venue.
With such confidence in his car, Webber is hopeful he can add a few other blue-ribbon events to his tally of victories this year, which already includes wins in Monaco and Silverstone.
It would be nice to win Spa, Suzuka and a few other victories, and along with that hopefully comes something special, he said. I have a few of my goals already in the pocket this year, which is sensational , but we have some great races coming up in the future - some real signature events which would be great to win.
Thats not to say Webber is taking anything for granted. As he looks forward to a few weeks holiday, he acknowledges that he and the team must work harder on consistency if they are to emerge victorious in the championship too.
At some tracks were not quite there or Im not quite there, he admitted. Weve had some small hiccups but you need perfect weekends to win at this level. Every race gives 25 points and we need to perform everywhere. If we can do that you never know what could happen at the end of the year.
Webber is currently leading the drivers standings with 161 points to second-place Lewis Hamiltons 157.