• Canadian Grand Prix

Webber targets champagne moment in Montreal

ESPNF1 Staff
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Mark Webber is aiming for yet another podium finish © Sutton Images
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Mark Webber says his goal for the Canadian Grand Prix weekend is to taste more champagne on Sunday afternoon.

Webber has finished in the points in every grand prix of the 2010 season and expects his run to continue at a circuit he enjoys, although he does not expect the RB6 to be as competitive as in previous races.

"I like the track because it's different; it's from the old school," said Webber. "Its layout has barely changed since it first hosted a grand prix in 1978 and its long straights and slow chicanes provide the teams and drivers with a different challenge.

"However, I don't expect the track to suit the RB6 as much as, say, Barcelona or even Monaco because the high top speeds achieved by some of our rivals - particularly those using an 'F-duct' - will leave us a bit vulnerable in the race. The car will still be good through the twisty sections, so my goal for the weekend is to taste more champagne on Sunday afternoon."

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve provides one of the toughest examinations of a car's reliability on the F1 calendar and is notoriously tough on brakes, a factor Webber is wary of.

"I know I'm going to have to work for it and reliability could be a factor for everyone on the grid because the track is notoriously tough on the cars. The engines are at maximum revs for long periods; the gearboxes take a bit of a hammering and the brakes are given a really tough time - more this year than in the recent past, due to the heavy fuel loads at the start of the race.

"But I've finished in the points at every race this year (Felipe Massa and I are the only drivers to have done that) and I'm confident that I'll be in the mix once again."