Webber not worried teammate Vettel is 'superstar'

Mark Webber insists he is not concerned that it is Sebastian Vettel, and not himself, who is regarded as the star of the Red Bull team. Australian Webber is better placed in the points standings than his German colleague Vettel, but team figures...

Mark Webber insists he is not concerned that it is Sebastian Vettel, and not himself, who is regarded as the star of the Red Bull team.

Australian Webber is better placed in the points standings than his German colleague Vettel, but team figures are insisting upon a situation of driver equality for the remaining two races of 2010.

Experts believe the situation is a reflection of the fact that it is 23-year-old Vettel who is the darling of the Austrian team.

"It doesn't bother me at all," Webber said in an interview with the Italian magazine Autosprint.

"I am 34 years old and I think it's great that I'm still at the top level and as competitive as I am," he added.

"If I was ten years younger and was getting the same results, I'm sure you'd all think I'm the superstar.

"I think the only difference is that Vettel is young. I don't really see him working any differently than, say, Heikki (Kovalainen) at Lotus," said Webber.

"I think the best way to judge someone is to consider the consistency of their results," he added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Sebastian Vettel