• German Grand Prix

'I'll be back', insists Webber

ESPNF1 Staff
July 25, 2010 « Damage limitation for Mercedes | »
Mark Webber runs wide at the start © Sutton Images

Mark Webber vowed to continue his fight for a first drivers' title after a disappointing German Grand Prix saw him finish an unaccustomed sixth.

Starting from fourth on the grid, Webber lost a place to Lewis Hamilton at the start and dropped a further position to Jenson Button after his pit stop.

"I enjoyed the first part of the race and had a good scrap with Lewis," said Webber. "He didn't look too comfortable on the option tyre and I was getting held up a bit. When I came in for a pit stop, I thought Lewis might come in at the same time, but he stayed out a lap longer. In the end, the guys did a very good job, but we came back out in traffic. It was a little bit of a gamble to try and jump Lewis and we lost a bit of track to him.

"Jenson tried a different strategy and went longer and unfortunately was able to jump me. After that we had an oil consumption problem, so we had to concentrate on getting the car to the end."

The result now leaves Webber tied in the drivers' standings with Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who finished third.

"I wasn't in the main fight today, but I'll be back. It's competitive at the front and that's how it should be, so we're looking forward to the next race."

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