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The Mercury Cars Guide : July 17th 2010
24--- Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, July 17, 2010 MOTORSPORT Formula One Webber enjoys a silver streak RACE WHEELS James Bresnehan 'The British Grand Prix is one of the most prestigious races on the calendar. Every driver wants to win it and I've now got the trophy sitting on my mantelpiece' VICTOR: Mark Webber of Australia holds his trophy aloft as he celebrates his win at the British Formula One Grand Prix in,Silverstone, England FORMULA One ace Mark Webber says that Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel is not the enemy, despite the Australian's angry outburst at last weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Webber won the race despite having the team's brand new nose cone stripped off his RBR car and given to Vettel for qualifying. Vettel used it to claim pole and Webber claimed second with the ''old'' wing. On Saturday, Webber said: ''I would never have signed a contract again for next year if I believed that that was the way it was going to be going forward.'' After a brilliant start, Webber grabbed the race lead and drove to an all-the-way victory in the famous race. ''Not bad for a number two driver,'' Webber said on Sunday. On Monday Webber said: ''Sebastian received the newer front wing for reasons which were not clearly explained to me until Saturday late afternoon. ''Obviously I can see why a team may at certain points have to favour a driver with more points in the championship, if there are only enough resources to fully support one of us. ''It's now understood that, should we face this unlikely dilemma again, preference will go to the championship points leader.'' Webber and Vettel have made up, with the Aussie's victory making it easier for the wound to heal. ''I know I have a very good driver as a team-mate and I wouldn't want it any other way,'' Webber said.. ''We share information freely in team meetings and contribute to the development and improvement of our cars. ''Seb and I are not enemies, we are just two drivers who are pushing hard and want to do the best for ourselves and the team --- it's as simple as that.'' The Silverstone race was a home event for Webber, who lives about 40 minutes from the track, and also for Red Bull Racing, which has its headquarters close by in Milton Keynes. ''I've always loved Silverstone,'' Webber said. ''I've won at the track in Formula Ford, Formula 3000 and in Sportscars, and to win there in F1 is the icing on the cake. ''The British Grand Prix is one of the most prestigious races on the calendar. Every driver wants to win it and I've now got the trophy sitting on my mantelpiece.'' The only driver to take the fight to Webber was Lewis Hamilton, who put him under pressure early. But a succession of fastest laps soon put the Red Bull pilot out of reach, until the Safety Car was deployed at half distance. ''I was actually quite pleased to see the safety car, because it closed up the field and meant I didn't have to worry about backmarkers,'' he said. ''As the race leader, you always worry that the backmarkers haven't seen you coming and we saw in Valencia what can happen if a faster car stumbles over a slower one. ''Lewis was right on my gearbox at the re-start on lap 31, but I got a clean run out of the final corner and managed to put some daylight between us. On my first flying lap I set the fastest lap of the race, which sent a clear message to Lewis that it wasn't going to be his day.'' With the win, Webber jumped from fifth to third on the table, just five points behind Jenson Button in second place. With half of the season still to run, the championship is wide open. F1 driver standings As of Grand Prix in Silverstone 1 Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) 145 2 Jenson Button (McLaren) 133 3 Mark Webber (Red Bull) 128 4 Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) 121 5 Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) 98 6 Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) 90 7 Robert Kubica (Renault) 83 8 Felipe Massa (Ferrari) 67 9 Michael Schumacher (Mercedes) 36 10 Adrian Sutil (Force India) 35 www.djmotors.com.au email@example.com Glenorchy 275 Main Road, Glenorchy Phone: 6213 3 315 Brian Anning 0418 531 853 Chris Wakefield 0400 635 446 Allan Gebel 0428 729 659 Hobart 1a Brisbane Street, Hobart Phone: 6213 3300 Warren Amos 0417 544 829 Jason Spong 0408 473 756 Easy finance available with DJ Financial Services †To approved business clients only, with a $2,500 deposit over five years with a 30% residual payment. 1. Interest rate 11.2% 2. Interest rate 12.45% DRIVE AWAY, NO MORE TO PAY! 2.2 litre diesel with front, side and curtain airbags,ABS brakes, stability control, leather seats, climate control, cruise control, alloy wheels, Bluetooth. Stock No. 322493 $14 .70 per day†2 $17 .00 per day†1 02 MERCEDES-BENZ C220 CDI $29,990 DRIVE AWAY Choice of 5, low km, 8-seat long wheel base with remainder of new vehicle warranty. Stock No. 322698 09 KIA Grand Carnival WA S $27,990 $25,990 DRIVE AWAY
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