Webber Says 2010 Not His Last Title Chance

Mark Webber is focusing on getting the best out of the Abu Dhabi weekend ahead and then hope it will be enough to defeat Ferrari-an Fernando Alonso for the 2010 F1 title. Although many people have started calculating the title odds for each of the Top 3 drivers Alonso, Webber and Sebastian Vettel from the moment the Brazilian GP ended, the equation for each of them is quite simple.

If Alonso needs a win or a second place to feel secured, Webber needs to win the race and hope that Alonso finishes 3rd or lower. And for that to happen, he needs some help from teammate Sebastian Vettel. Pretty simple.

Now about the title fight, many started assuming that Webber, despite his contract extension with Red Bull for the 2011 season, will not get another chance of winning the title. Some even say he wasn't supposed to be in that position right now, but the constant failures experienced by Vettel this year – be it mechanical, technical or simple driving mistakes – have turned Webber into a bigger title favorite than expected at the beginning of the year.

Talking to the media in Abu Dhabi, Webber dismissed such a prospect, saying that as unfortunate as failing to win the title this year would be, he will be consoled by the thought that 2011 will provide him with another attempt to become king of the motor racing world.

I want to do it on Sunday, if it doesn't happen then I will have another crack next year,” said Webber, the outspoken Australian who is considered one of the last gentleman racers left in the sport.

I know I have been very fortunate to even have a chance to get to this point, I am not getting greedy but I know it was good to have a chance. It is human nature to always want more, it would be nice to close the championship out as champion.”

It's been a long season for all of us, and as the season goes on you achieve so many amazing things. I respect the guys I race against and that is why we get out of bed, to beat them. If I don't get the championship there will be a small hole in it, but a lot of great memories still.”

Before coming to Red Bull, Webber had scored a single podium in his entire F1 career, with Williams. His first win in F1 came last year at the Nurburgring.

Obviously, the longer you drive the odds go one direction, we understand that. I didn't really have a winning car earlier in my career, which is the case for lots of people who come to F1. I now have that. It is going to be disappointing if it doesn't happen, but there are still a lot of positives this year,” he added.
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