Mark Webber has said that he believes he will win his first race this year – and many believe it could be as soon as this upcoming weekend in Turkey.
The 32-year-old Australian has found himself in a competitive car for the first time in his career in the Red Bull RB5 and lies fourth in the driver’s standings, just three and a half points behind team-mate Sebastian Vettel. Webber told the Times that he was sure he would break his race-winning duck soon.
“People will say, ‘He should have done better’ but look at the teams I have raced for and my team-mates – with the exception of this year, they did not win a race,” he said.
“I’ve always been fair with myself. Am I Michael Schumacher? Maybe not. Have I the ability to win races? Absolutely, I believe I will do it this year.
“I really do think I’ll win a grand prix this year and hopefully more than one because for the first time in my career, I think I’ve the chance to do that.”
Webber’s Red Bull is expected to go well at the Istanbul track, with its mix of medium and high speed corners. The Brawn cars will be fast, but the Red Bulls need to start taking points from the next few races in order to stay in the championship battle.