Webber Still Believes in 2009 Title

Mark Webber did not begin his Formula One campaign in 2009 very good, as he got himself injured during his Tasmanian Challenge right before the preparations for the new season got under way, in November 2008. However, his karma took a positive turn – bearing the name of design guru Adrian Newey – a few months later, when he was given a competitive car to work with throughout the challenging 2009 season.

And the incredible has happened, as Webber is now in title contention for the first time in career. Although the prospects seem a bit too ambitious for the 32-year old Australian, his 4 podium finishes this season (from which 3 were runner-up spots) have brought him only 3.5 points behind the driver that most specialists credit with the highest chance of challenging Jenson Button for the title, teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Under the circumstances, it would be nonsense not to think he couldn't do more, and Webber is the first to admit it. While still searching for that first win in Formula One, the Red Bull driver revealed he is very happy with his performances this year and he should not be left out in the title-fight math this year.

I'm getting some pretty good results. I've had very consistent Sunday afternoons. I'm still very confident that I can haul some good points in the future. Whether it's enough to be consistently ahead remains to be seen. I'm out there and yeah, I'm very happy with my performances so far this year,” said Webber.

In the meantime, the Australian is taking some time off racing, after undergoing a minor surgery following his winter cycling accident. Formula One will return to action two weekends from now, in Germany, on the popular Nurburgring circuit.

It doesn't take much to turn things round, so I'm looking forward to the Nurburgring,” added a hopeful Webber, who argued there's still a long way to go in this year's title fight.
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