Briatore backing Webber title tilt

Flavio Briatore believes that Mark Webber is more than capable of sealing this year’s title, following his victory in Hungary.

The Australian’s fourth win of the season saw him march to the top of the drivers’ standings; four points ahead of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and, more importantly, ten ahead of his team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

As a result, Webber’s manager is backing him to take his maiden crown at the end of the season.

“Watch out, Webber is on his way to win the title: what he has done in Hungary on Sunday was phenomenal,” Briatore told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“But I’m not tipping Webber just because he is one of my drivers, I only state what everyone has seen from home.

“Mark is a driver capable of exceptional feats. He has now reached a maturity and inner calmness that can take him really far.

“In Hungary he was the first one understanding that he could take a risk in running for three-quarter distance on the soft tyres he had at the start.

“That was the winning move, but it also demonstrated how much he uses his brain, unlike many others.”

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