Mark Webber has said that a lack of consistency is to blame for Red Bull’s failure to win either the drivers’ or the constructors’ world titles this season.
Writing in his BBC website column, the Australian who was victorious on Sunday in Brazil blamed the little errors that his team made for the lack of silverware in 2009.
“I am disappointed that my championship bid faded, but as always you need to put a whole season together.
We had a non-points scoring finish in Melbourne and a couple of ninth-place finishes in Valencia and Spa, where we got a drive-through penalty.
Lots of little things turn into big things and that is how you lose a championship. It was the same for my team-mate Sebastian Vettel. He had a few crashes here and there and the odd failure. That is enough for us not to be in the hunt.
The biggest lesson I have learnt from this season is you need to cut out the little things. You need to make each session count and really put it together across the season.”
The man from Queanbeyan nevertheless was positive about the season approaching, for which he will be remaining with the Red Bull team, and discounted any thoughts that his age would play against him.
“There is absolutely no reason at all why I can’t fight for the championship next season. I am not 21, but I am not 40 either, so all of this will help me going forward into next year.”