Webber believes he is a match for Vettel
7 December, 2012
Dec.7 (GMM) Mark Webber is making plans to beat his teammate in 2013. The only problem is that his teammate is none other than Sebastian Vettel, the triple, consecutive and reigning world champion who can now be mentioned in the same breath as greats including Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna and Jackie Stewart.
Australian Webber, however, who has shared the Red Bull garage with the 11-years-younger Vettel throughout the German’s title dominance, is not ready to admit defeat.
He recently denied that he is sliding into a “supporting role” for Vettel, and in a new interview with Fox Sports News insisted that he can match the 25-year-old for sheer pace.
“Sebastian’s strength is qualifying, and it was 10-11 this year in his favour,” Webber said.
“Two races he had me over one lap on sheer pace. You don’t get anything for that, but the team know that’s also a measure of if you can put it out there over one lap.”
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