After winning the British Grand Prix Mark Webber revealed he would not have signed for Red Bull in 2011 if he had thought he would be forced to give up new components for his team mate as happened yesterday.
Speaking in the post-race press conference Webber said:
Yesterday was a really unique situation. It was the first time that the team had really had one component. Honestly I would never have signed a contract again for next year if I believed that that was the way it was going to be going forward. That’s why I was disappointed yesterday and was honest with you guys.
He added “I’m sure we’ll have some pretty decent chats tomorrow.”
Webber credited his pass on Vettel at Copse as being down to a good start, and said he was glad there had been a lot of support races this weekend to keep the track clean:
I spoke to Flavio [Briatore, his manager] last night and he said ‘Mark, just make a good start,’ so that’s what I did and after that I was hoping it would be my day and it was.
It wasn’t that dirty in the end. A lot of support races this weekend which have helped. We have seen a lot of other grid spots this year, particularly here and maybe Valencia and Budapest coming up, probably Hockenheim. To be fair there is sometimes quite a big discrepancy from left to right on the grid but thank God we have had quite a few support races which helped. I think it was the procedure which helped me quite a lot.
2010 British Grand Prix
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- Liuzzi explains hard tyre struggle
- Ten F1 fans’ stories from Silverstone
- 2010 British Grand Prix – the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review
- Was new Silverstone a success? (Poll)
- Alonso: we’ll catch Red Bull in Germany
- Michael wants Silverstone bumps eased
- Who was the best driver of the British Grand Prix weekend? (Poll)
- Both cars in points (Williams race review)
- Kobayashi takes sixth (Sauber race review)