Now it gets interesting.
In case you missed the last race of the 2012 F1 season, Mark Webber won in Silverstone to close the gap on Fernando Alonso in the drivers’ championship standings.
However, Mark Webber insists he’s not getting “too fired up” about the Championship despite closing the gap with his British GP victory. Webber became only the second repeat winner for this season when he overtook Fernando Alonso five laps from the end to take the chequered flag at the Silverstone circuit.
His triumph cemented the Aussie’s place as a title contender as the seven points he secured put him just 13 behind Fernando Alonso in the Drivers’ standings.
“I am not low on confidence at the moment, it is going well,” Webber said. “We will enjoy today’s result, really soak it up, that is what is important. We have to remember how hard we have to work to get these results and tomorrow morning it’s Hockenheim.”
“That is what it has to be about and it is a long, long season and I am not getting too fired up with any particular Championship positions at the moment.”
“What is for sure is I have a nice haul of points to keep going with – I am not sitting on 20 points trying to start my campaign.”
As for his race on Sunday, Webber was delighted after the most of his one opportunity to overtake Alonso having closed right up on the Ferrari driver’s rear wing.
“I have a few wins now, but this one is taking a little bit to sink in,” he said. “I think it didn’t look like a spectacular race with Fernando initially but it was on. There was a little bit of strategy involved, particularly pacing stints on tyres.”
“I knew he was running a different way, and I thought after first stint he was in very good shape to close the win out, but it came our way in the last stint and I am absolutely over the moon.”
He added: “We have a lot of races this year, every single one is important – Melbourne was, as will Brazil be. I have a couple of wins now. I need some consistent results. We know how tight it is, we see Kimi finished 10 seconds behind.”
“Sometimes I have had bad medicine and it’s hard to come back from there. You have to grab what you can. I had a single opportunity to pounce and wasn’t going to let it slip.”
Who will win the 2012 F1 world championship? Bodog sportsbook has the odds.
Sebastian Vettel 2.10
Fernando Alonso 5.50
Lewis Hamilton 4.50
Kimi Raikkonen 8.50Comments