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Webber unconcerned by Vettel 'superstar' status

ESPNF1 Staff
November 3, 2010 « HRT to use Williams gearboxes in 2011 | »
Mark Webber leads team-mate Sebastian Vettel in the drivers' standings © Getty Images

Mark Webber insists he is still at the very top of his game and that he is not worried about team-mate Sebastian Vettel's 'superstar' status.

Although Webber is now 34 years old and team-boss Christian Horner admitted publically to be building the team around Vettel, Webber is still second in the drivers' standings and feels he has plenty left in the tank yet.

"It doesn't bother me at all," Webber told Italian magazine Autosprint. "I am 34 years old and I think it's great that I'm still at the top level and as competitive as I am.

"If I was ten years younger and was getting the same results, I'm sure you'd all think I'm the superstar. I think the only difference is that Vettel is young. I don't really see him working any differently than, say, Heikki (Kovalainen) at Lotus.

"I think the best way to judge someone is to consider the consistency of their results."

Webber leads Vettel by 14 points heading into the penultimate race in Brazil but Red Bull has said there will be no team orders in the Australian's favour.