Mark Webber’s Brazil win is good news for the Australian heading into the winter, according to his boss. Until Sunday, the 35-year-old struggled all season to match up to his teammate Sebastian Vettel, failing to win a single race compared to the sister Red Bull driver’s eleven.
“I think it would have been very tough for him to have gone into the winter with Seb having won 11 races and Mark not one,” Christian Horner is quoted by AFP news agency. “So for him, one of the best races to win is the last race — it sets him up very nicely for next year.”
Writing in the Sydney newspaper the Daily Telegraph, Webber admitted the win was a “relief” even though Vettel struggled behind him with a gearbox problem.
“We’ll come back stronger in 2012!” he promised. “I had a little bit of the rub of the green,” Webber admitted to reporters after the season finale, “but it’s a win that I’ll take, for sure, because I’ve had enough bad luck.
“It’s a nice little tonic for me to finish the year because the RB7 hasn’t had an amazing amount of memories for me.”