F1

Red Bull investigates Webber's Australia struggle

By GMM

Red Bull has vowed to get to the bottom of Mark Webber's lack of pace in Australia last weekend.

Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing
Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing

Photo by: xpb.cc

While his teammate Sebastian Vettel dominated the field, Webber struggled in the sister car, moving team consultant Helmut Marko to surmise that the

"They were in different worlds," Ferrari test driver Marc Gene wrote in his El Mundo column.

Confirmed team boss Christian Horner: "We need to go through things with a fine tooth comb. That was the biggest gap we've seen between the two of

Webber's father Alan admitted the 34-year-old's mood was "flat" when he realised he was so far behind Vettel's pace.

"I won't be lining myself up for races like the one I've just had every weekend," Webber said.

"The telemetry after the race gave us a few pointers, but we really need to strip the car down to see if there was something seriously wrong," he ad

Horner continued: "We found some front wing damage that might have had an effect, but to what extent is difficult to quantify.

"We need to get the car back, look at the data, understand if there is anything that was damaged, how it affected the car, and make sure they're bot

But Webber acknowledged the possibility that he was to blame.

"Of course you have got to look at everything, including yourself," he admitted.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Tags australia, red bull, webber

User photos

Motorheart
F1

Motorheart

1 photos
momomoy52
F1

momomoy52

18 photos
sleboz
F1

sleboz

4 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

45 photos
Josefine Lißner
F1

Josefine Lißner

1 photos
hanmerdesign
F1

hanmerdesign

9 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

30 photos
colfox72
F1

colfox72

1 photos
Upload photo