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Webber counting on Red Bull support

Sunday 3rd February 2013

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Webber counting on Red Bull support

Webber counting on Red Bull support

Mark Webber is "confident" he will have 100 percent support from Red Bull despite heavy criticism from Helmut Marko.

During the off-season, Marko gave a candid interview with the Red Bulletin in which he slated the team's Australian driver.

According to the Red Bull advisor, Webber "can't maintain this form throughout the year" and "falls relatively easily into a downward spiral" as he has "trouble with the pressure".

The Aussie is determined to prove Marko wrong as he chases his maiden Drivers' Championship title but has also made it clear to Red Bull that he needs their support to do that.

"I do believe I can have a crack at the Championship again this year, as I have done in previous seasons," he said. "That's what I'm getting up each day thinking.

"The team know I need 100 percent support, you can't win World Championships with 99 percent support. That's what I'm confident of."

The 36-year-old will be the first to test the new RB9, which was launched on Sunday, when the pre-season running gets underway at Jerez on Tuesday.

"I cannot wait to get in the car," he said. "I've been strapped to Adrian's cars for quite a while now, and I can trust them, so next week will be about gathering data."

This will be Webber's seventh season with the Red Bull, which he says is a "massive advantage, and very hard to believe I've been with the team for seven years.

"But the way we keep people excited and motivated, although we've a small team mentality, we're big on desire and personality."

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