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Webber concerned at number of winners

ESPN Staff
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Mark Webber: "It's nice to have different winners but also we want rivals" © Getty Images
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Mark Webber is concerned that the number of different winners in Formula One could prove detrimental to the sport.

Pastor Maldonado's victory in the Spanish Grand Prix made him the fifth different winner in five races so far this season and left Lewis Hamilton as the only driver to have stood on the podium three times. While Webber maintains that entertaining the fans is the most important aspect of the sport, he admitted he's concerned the lack of a clear battle between certain drivers will be a negative aspect of the current season.

"I don't know if they [fans] will get sick of seeing so many different winners," Webber is quoted by Fox Sports. "It's nice to have different winners but also we want rivals."

Having yet to win himself this season, Webber is hoping for a repeat of his 2010 victory in Monaco next weekend and said it's the mental aspect that he's focusing on.

"It's a very, very challenging circuit mentally. Seventy-eight laps around there is quite taxing on your mind. Physically it's quite straight forward but on the mind it's quite difficult."