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Webber targeting win to 'keep the heat' on Vettel

ESPNF1 Staff
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Mark Webber: "It would be nice to keep the heat on Sebastian" © Getty Images

Mark Webber is hoping to "keep the heat" on Sebastian Vettel over the winter by beating his Red Bull team-mate to victory at the final race of the season in Brazil on Sunday.

Webber qualified 0.181s off Vettel's pole position time at the Brazilian Grand Prix and will line up alongside his Red Bull team-mate on the front row of the grid. After a season without a single victory, Webber is hoping to put an end to his drought as well as putting Vettel, who has won 11 races in 2011, under some pressure.

"I would be good," he said. "Today's quali went very well, the whole weekend's been strong so it would be nice to keep the heat on Sebastian."

Webber is confident he got the very best he could from his Red Bull, but said he was hoping to stop Vettel from breaking Nigel Mansell's record of 14 pole positions in a season.

"Both of us have got the maximum out of the car today," he added, "but unfortunately I couldn't look after Nige['s record] and get pole. But Seb did a good lap as usual and my lap was pretty good as well, to be honest. As I say, we both got the best out of the car and I'm looking forward to the race tomorrow."