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Webber: Battle on with McLaren

Sunday 18th March 2012

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Webber: Battle on with McLaren

Webber: Battle on with McLaren

Only 58 laps into the season and Mark Webber reckons the markers have already been laid down with a battle raging between Red Bull and McLaren.

The two teams, who finished first and second last season, held those positions again in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix as Sebastian Vettel fought Jenson Button for the victory and Webber tussled with Lewis Hamilton for the final podium place.

And although the Red Bull drivers both lost out in their individual battles, Webber foresees more Red Bull, McLaren tussles as the season progresses.

"We've (only) done one race but it looks as if both teams are pretty well organised," the Australian told Sky Sports F1.

"We executed pretty clean races from both sides - obviously the drivers are very experienced at getting the cars home as well.

"McLaren had track position from qualy and we had a bit of catching up to do.

"In the end we all bunched up after the Safety Car and pretty much followed each other home.

"Let's see how next week goes, it's very early days but the impression is that we seem to be in a battle."

As for Sunday's 58-lap Australian GP, Webber finished in fourth place after recovering from a sluggish start.

"(I was) very happy after the first lap, I need to see if I did anything wrong on the start and check the software side of things.

"(Nico) Rosberg got an unbelievable start and passed Seb as well, a few guys made some good starts and we had to regroup from there. I am very satisfied with my driving from then on."

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