Pushing It Cost Me Title Shot, Says Webber

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Mark Webber has let his famously candid tongue loose a little as we get close to Christmas and drivers and teams put 2012 behind them. The Australian has said that his persistent nature cost him at times when only a lower points finish was possible and as the team ran into some difficulty in the summer section pf the season.

“I tried to force some issues where I was not being prepared to finish fifth or sixth, which you had to grab this year. That’s something that is a pain in the arse sometimes but you have to do it.”

“We need to get some of that 2011 and ’10 consistency back,” Webber admitted. “We lost some of that this year. Some of it was through no fault of my own, some was.”

Webber's 2012 Monaco win adds to his 2010 victory at the principalty, and gives him one more win on the Monte Carlo streets than Sebastian Vettel

Webber’s 2012 Monaco win adds to his 2010 victory at the principalty, and gives him one more win on the Monte Carlo streets than Sebastian Vettel

As the team went four races without a victory from Germany and ending in Italy, it was Webber usually getting the better results but once the issues were solved and the team’s 2012 car was winning, it was Vettel that pulled away, leaving Webber to struggle on. Team-mate of the eventual year’s champion Sebastian Vettel, Webber feels that his wins in Monaco and Silverstone proved that he can put together strong challenges, challenges which he hopes will bide him well for 2013.

The British GP was a sensational result. [It was] local for the team, a second home race for me, and getting Fernando Alonso in the way we did…” Webber said.

“And Monaco as well – we were in the shit big time on Thursday, on Saturday morning we were struggling but we managed to get a couple of laps out of the car I was very proud of. Seb was struggling, only eighth on the grid.

“That was probably the biggest highlight of the year for me. To win Monaco was very, very special.

“I need to keep doing that, keep winning, which is something I’m clearly capable of.”

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