Webber looking for consistency

Webber looking for consistency

Mark Webber is hoping for consistency with Jaguar next season and although he'd like to be challenging for points regularly, the Australian thinks wins are not likely. Announced this week, along with Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia, as a new face...

Mark Webber is hoping for consistency with Jaguar next season and although he'd like to be challenging for points regularly, the Australian thinks wins are not likely. Announced this week, along with Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia, as a new face behind the wheel at Jaguar, Webber hopes to be in a position to be competitive with the new points system

Mark Webber.
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"I'd love to say we'll be challenging for points at every race which, given the new system, is possible," he told Reuters. "But I'd like to see us get some consistency going. The car was very strong at particular circuits (in 2002) and I'd like to get some more consistency. It's not easy to achieve.

"Winning races is something which is -- as we know -- very, very hard to do in Formula One. To talk about race wins, you can have a degree of luck but you've still got to put some pretty serious cars behind you. I don't think race winning is something that is really in the mind at the moment in the short term. If we are sixth or seventh, that's something to be pretty happy with."

Webber said the move to Jaguar has a different kind of pressure involved than signing for Minardi: at Minardi the expectations were less but Jaguar will want more: "It's a pretty big step for us," he explained. "This has a different feel to it; it's a works team, there's stability, a definite future and all that there is to go forward. The pressure now is completely in the other direction. There are expectations straight away,"

"At Minardi, everything was a bonus. At Jaguar, it's a works team, it's a very special marque in Britain and the world and they want results."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Antonio Pizzonia , Mark Webber
Teams Minardi