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Webber prioritising race wins

ESPNF1 Staff
October 18, 2011 « Constructors' has lifted pressure - Vettel | Chandhok still waiting on India call up »
Mark Webber has yet to win a race in 2011 © Sutton Images
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Mark Webber has said he would rather win a race this year than finish as the runner-up in the drivers' championship.

After Sebastian Vettel wrapped up his drivers' title in Japan and Red Bull secured the constructors' championship a week later in Korea, team principal Christian Horner said that the aim was now to get Webber in to second place in the standings. Webber, however, said that he would be targeting the race wins rather than a championship position.

"To get on top of that podium again is a beautiful feeling and I'd probably take the wins over second place (in the championship) to be honest," Webber is quoted by AAP. "But anyway if we get second I still haven't done that before, so it would be good."

Webber also said that he has a much better relationship with Vettel this season due to the lack of a championship fight, but that he hoped that would change in 2012.

"The relationship is fine. It's a lot easier than it was last year because it hasn't been much of a battle so, hopefully, we can have a more interesting relationship next year... Let's hope it's tighter than this year, that's for sure, and I'm pretty sure it will be, but the usual suspects (will fight for the title)."