• Brazilian Grand Prix

Win makes up for bad luck in 2011 - Webber

ESPNF1 Staff
November 27, 2011 « Hamilton positive for 2012 despite Brazil retirement | 'Mark deserved to win' - Vettel »
Mark Webber: "I've had enough bad luck or whatever you want to call it" © Sutton Images

Mark Webber admitted he was a little bit lucky to beat Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel to victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix, but said it made no difference to him after a difficult year.

Vettel suffered with a gearbox problem which slowed his pace for most of the race and saw him concede the lead to Webber on lap 29. It was Webber's first win of 2011, after a difficult year getting used to the new Pirelli tyres and suffering with KERS issues early in the season, and he said he did not really mind how it came.

"I felt good all weekend to be honest," he said. "Seb did a great lap for pole yesterday but today I got a little bit of the rub of the green - it would have been nice to have a race with Seb all the way through but I think he had a little bit of a problem.

"It's a win that obviously I'll take because I've had enough bad luck or whatever you want to call it and that's how motorsport goes sometimes. It was a very important win for me and the team that get to finish on a high."

Webber set the fastest lap towards the end of the race, despite his team telling him to take it easy, and he said he enjoyed the closing stages of the race.

"I enjoyed the last few laps to be honest," he added. "It's always nice when you can pit a bit later than people and cover people off, so that was good. It was a nice way to finish."