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'We still need to do better' - Webber

ESPN Staff
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Mark Webber is keeping an eye on the opposition © Sutton Images
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Mark Webber says Red Bull must not rest on its laurels after its strong performances at the last two races.

Red Bull brought an update to the RB8 at the European Grand Prix that helped Sebastian Vettel secure pole and build a 20 second lead before an alternator problem cut his race short. Webber won the following grand prix at Silverstone, but warned that Red Bull's advantage is not as clear cut as it might appear.

"We were pretty good at Silverstone, but with a [pit] stop to go we were six seconds behind - let's not forget that," he told Sky Sports. "It's tight and we put everything together and executed a very good grand prix at the British Grand Prix, as I did in Monaco and as Seb did in Bahrain. But all those victories could have not been possible if we didn't get everything together. So we could have been sat here on no wins - that's how tight it is. But we're not and we've achieved pretty good results this year, but we still need to do better."

Red Bull's rivals brought updates of their own to Silverstone, and McLaren are expected to have a large upgrade at Hockenheim, but Webber praised Red Bull for finding such a big improvement a race or two earlier.

"It was important for us to get those parts to the track in Valencia, to validate a few things and give us a direction," he said. "It's always nice if you can get them earlier rather than a race later because you just learn about them so much earlier. I think ultimately it was a very good decision. It was very difficult to get the equipment to the track but the boys did a great job and Valencia was the first step to understanding some new stuff with the RB8."

Webber said his aim over the upcoming back-to-back races in Germany and Hungary is to remain in touch with whoever is leading the championship.

"There are 50 points on the table at the next two races and you want to obviously keep adding to what you have and not let anyone get out of control down the road a little bit. Then we obviously come back [after the summer break] for the big push towards the end."