Jaguar hasn't had the best of seasons in 2004 and Mark Webber is determined to chase down some more points in the last five races. The Australian, who will join Williams next year, has scored all seven of Jaguar's points so far and would like to...
Jaguar hasn't had the best of seasons in 2004 and Mark Webber is determined to chase down some more points in the last five races. The Australian, who will join Williams next year, has scored all seven of Jaguar's points so far and would like to see teammate Christian Klien start adding to the tally.
"The goal is just to try and get points in every race and where it turns out is where we'll be, but it would be nice to get Christian in the points and finish the season with both cars contributing to the points tally," Webber told his team website.
He thinks Jaguar has been unlucky sometimes but it's hard work that is important rather than luck. "Even if it's a lucky weekend we haven't been around for those weekends with high attrition so it would be nice for the guys to finish on a high," he added. "But this sport is not always fair and you don't always get what you deserve so you've got to work even harder."
Webber, who debuted in F1 with Minardi in 2002, may be moving on next season but he is grateful to Jaguar for the opportunity it gave him. "It was a huge step for me to come to a team like Jaguar when I left Minardi," he said. "They gave me a huge opportunity to prove myself and I had to earn their respect, which was great."
"When we got to Melbourne and Brazil in 2003 we started to work very well together very quickly and I enjoyed the way the team went about their work. It was also challenging to be involved in how the discipline changed in the team, so that was very good."
There have been some questions raised as to Jaguar's future in F1; parent company Ford is reportedly frustrated with the team's lack of results. Jaguar chief Tony Purnell is confident the Leaping Cat will be on the grid next season and Webber thinks Ford should invest more money to get the results it wants.
"I can't thank enough people there and they deserve more," Webber said about Jaguar. "They are very frustrated they don't have more funding from Ford. They should have more funding and then they'd get the results they deserve. I really enjoyed my time there and I'll still keep in close touch with the guys there."