• Canadian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Webber 'pretty happy to be fourth'

ESPN Staff
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Mark Webber couldn't get the RB8 to his liking for qualifying © Sutton Images

Mark Webber declared himself "pretty happy" to qualify in fourth position for the Canadian Grand Prix due to a disjointed session.

Having been pleased with the work Red Bull had done on Friday, Webber found himself almost 0.6s slower than his pole-sitting team-mate Sebastian Vettel in qualifying. After the session Webber admitted that he hadn't been as confident with his car as Vettel had, and as a result could not match his performance.

"I'm surprised I'm in fourth - it wasn't the smoothest session, so I'm actually quite surprised to be there," Webber said. "I wasn't super happy with the last few runs in terms of confidence in the car and then obviously yourself; you don't get the most out of yourself as well. So both together it wasn't the smoothest session but in the end I'm pretty happy to be fourth to be honest - it's a long race from there.

"Seb did a great job - a 1m13.7s was a great lap - I think the front row was in reach, maybe Fernando and Lewis but a 1m13.7s was a good lap. In the end, we're up there. That's the way it goes this year; you've got to be consistent in qualifying as well so, long race."

Webber also couldn't resist one last jibe at claims the Red Bull was only quick due to outlawed floor and brake duct configurations.

"I think the car's good here, we've seen that today. Obviously all the regulation changes have made a huge difference to our car and we've gone quite well!"