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Webber expects first 2011 win over next three races

ESPNF1 Staff
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Mark Webber: "We're placed to do it, we've just got to execute it" © Sutton Images
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Mark Webber believes he stands a good chance of taking his first victory of the season at one of the next three races.

Webber finished a respectable third at Singapore last weekend, but was nearly 30 seconds off Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel as he crossed the line.

So far this season Vettel has won nine races while Webber's best finishes are a couple of second places in Turkey and Belgium. However, he believes he stands a better chance of winning in Japan, Korea and India.

"I enjoy Suzuka, it's a great track," he said. "Korea was pretty good for me [last year] until it rained. There are some good venues coming up. All the drivers like driving at Suzuka, so looking forward to going there, it's a great track, as is India. I've had a good look [at India] on the simulator as well.

"We've got some challenging venues coming up and some that I hope I can get my teeth into and continue in this way, but slightly further down the road on Sunday afternoon, pulling everything together and having a slightly better finish to the year if possible. We're placed to do it, we've just got to execute it."

On Sunday Webber said slow starts have held him back this year after he took four wins for Red Bull in 2010.

"Unfortunately I find myself having to come back through too often this season," he said. "I can't make the starts I made last year at the moment. I need to work on those. We will look at them and definitely improve. I have just got to keep working hard as it makes it quite frustrating and it is more risky to come back through and try to regain the positions on the track particularly when the DRS isn't working."