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'I won't pull over for anyone' - Webber

ESPN Staff
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Mark Webber: "If I'm in the lead this weekend I won't pull over for anyone" © Getty Images
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Mark Webber has made clear he will not concede position to Sebastian Vettel if he finds himself ahead of his Red Bull team-mate at this weekend's Indian Grand Prix.

Vettel is now 63 points clear of Webber in the championship and leading the title chase by six points from Fernando Alonso. But with 100 points still up for grabs over the remaining four races, the Australian said he would not heed any team orders telling him to move over for Vettel on Sunday

"Mathematically I have a chance," he said. "If I'm in the lead this weekend I won't pull over for anyone."

"This weekend, if I have a chance to win the grand prix I'll go for it."

But Webber admitted his chances of mounting a serious challenge for the drivers' championship from fifth place are slim.

"It's going to take a lot of smelly races for Seb and Fernando. Obviously Suzuka hurt; that was a big chunk of points we missed there and it would be nice to have those points but we don't and they've gone and there is obviously a bigger margin there. Winning some races would certainly be useful, but if those guys [Vettel and Alonso] finish races like they normally do then it's going to be very difficult to get back into it the way the points are spread now. Very difficult, but never say never."

Webber added that he is confident Red Bull will again be competitive at the Buddh International Circuit this weekend.

"I wouldn't say this track is a negative for us, I think it should be pretty good again," he said. "How much company we will have and how tight it will be ... well it will only be the normal guys - Ferrari and McLaren - they are always there or there abouts. Ferrari especially on Sunday but less so on Saturday while McLaren have been strong on Saturday but in Suzuka they weren't super strong on the Sunday. We're not coming here thinking it's like Monza [where Red Bull struggled], we should be pretty good."