Webber hoping to get title race back on track

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9 May 2013 by TF1T Staff

Mark Webber is confident he remains in the fight for the title, but only if he can deliver a clean race weekend and some good results in the next few races.

The Australian has suffered some 'bad luck' with contact in China before retiring with a loose wheel. He struggled in Bahrain after starting the race with a grid penalty.

"The last couple of races have been pretty tough" explained Webber. "In Bahrain I was compromised early on because I damaged the floor of my car and there have been a few grid penalties at the last couple of events as well.

"I'm hoping to have a clean weekend here; if I can start to put away some decent results in the next few races, I still believe I can challenge for the title this year. I’m happy with the way I'm driving, I just need a clean weekend."

Speaking of the changes in Spain, he highlighted the new hard compound as an important area to understand.

"This year's tyres have been very difficult for all of the teams to understand. The new hard compound throws something else into the mix, but one team can’t say it’s more confident than another as a result of the change. Only once we’ve tried it in practice will we begin to understand how it works," he added.

"Everyone will find out how good their car is here, so it's certainly going to be interesting."